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K'awchini (Aymara k'awchi, k'awch'i big pot,[2] -ni a suffix to indicate ownership, "the one with a big pot", Hispanicized spelling Cauchini) is a mountain in the Andes of southern Peru, about 5,000 metres (16,404 ft) high. It is situated in the Puno Region, El Collao Province, Santa Rosa District. K'awchini lies northwest of the mountain Wilantani.[1][3]

K'awchini is located in Peru
Highest point
Elevation5,000 m (16,000 ft) [1]
Coordinates17°05′15″S 69°55′14″W / 17.08750°S 69.92056°W / -17.08750; -69.92056Coordinates: 17°05′15″S 69°55′14″W / 17.08750°S 69.92056°W / -17.08750; -69.92056
LocationPeru, Puno Region, El Collao Province
Parent rangeAndes


  1. ^ a b - UGEL map of the El Collao Province (Puno Region)
  2. ^ Radio San Gabriel, "Instituto Radiofonico de Promoción Aymara" (IRPA) 1993, Republicado por Instituto de las Lenguas y Literaturas Andinas-Amazónicas (ILLLA-A) 2011, Transcripción del Vocabulario de la Lengua Aymara, P. Ludovico Bertonio 1612 (Spanish-Aymara-Aymara-Spanish dictionary) see: K'awchi and Olla muy grande
  3. ^ Peru 1:100,000, Challapalca 2936, Map prepared and published by the Defense Mapping Agency, Hydrographic/Topographic Center, Bethesda, MD