Tacune (possibly from Aymara taku Prosopis (genus of South American tree) / colored medicinal earth, -ni a suffix to indicate ownership, "the one with the taku tree" or "the one with medicinal earth") is a mountain in the Andes of Peru, about 5,500 metres (18,045 ft) high. It is situated south of Lake Salinas and east of the mountain Pichu Pichu. Tacune is located in the Arequipa Region, Arequipa Province, Tarucani District, and in the Moquegua Region, General Sánchez Cerro Province, Puquina District.
Lake Salinas with Tacune (center) in the background
|Elevation||5,500 m (18,000 ft) |
|Location||Peru, Arequipa Region, Arequipa Province, Moquegua Region, General Sanchez Cerro Province|
Tacune is also the name of an intermittent stream which flows from the mountain towards Lake Salinas.
- escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the General Sánchez Cerro (Moquegua Region)
- 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)
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