Cantumayo

Cantumayo (possibly from Quechua qantu, qantus, qantuta a plant (Cantua buxifolia), mayu river,[1]) is a river in Peru located in the Arequipa Region, Caylloma Province, Coporaque District.[2] It originates in the Chila mountain range southeast of the mountain Mismi. Its direction is mainly to the south where it meets Colca River as a right affluent. The confluence is north of the town Coporaque.

Cantumayo
Nevado Mismi.jpg
The mountain Mismi as seen from the southeast near the lake Limacota. The Cantumayo valley is visible on the right side.
EtymologyQuechua
Location
CountryPeru
RegionArequipa Region
Physical characteristics
MouthColca River

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Caylloma Province (2) (Arequipa Region)