Tankani (Peru)

Tankani (Aymara tanka hat and biretta of priests,[2] -ni a suffix to indicate ownership, "the one with a hat (or biretta)", Hispanicized spellings Tancane, Tangane) is a mountain in the Andes of southern Peru, about 5,000 metres (16,404 ft) high. It is situated in the Puno Region, Puno Province, San Antonio District, near the border with the Moquegua Region. Tankani lies northwest of the mountain Chuqipata.[1][3]

Tankani is located in Peru
Highest point
Elevation5,000 m (16,000 ft) [1]
Coordinates16°11′34″S 70°20′48″W / 16.19278°S 70.34667°W / -16.19278; -70.34667Coordinates: 16°11′34″S 70°20′48″W / 16.19278°S 70.34667°W / -16.19278; -70.34667
LocationPeru, Puno Region
Parent rangeAndes


  1. ^ a b Peru 1:100,000, Pichaccani 2838, Map prepared and published by the Defense Mapping Agency, Hydrographic/Topographic Center, Bethesda, MD
  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)
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Puno Province 2 (Puno Region)