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Kusa (K'usa)

"K'usa," also spelled "kusa," is the Aymara name for a traditional indigenous alcoholic beverage known in Spanish as "chicha." K'usa is usually made from fermented maize (corn), but since maize is scarce in parts of the Andean territory of the Aymaras, it is sometimes made from fermented quinoa grain instead.

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Here are links to our webpages about k'usa and the Aymaras:

 Aymara language
 Aymara tribe
 Peru languages
 Andean culture
 South American Natives

Here are a few good books about k'usa and the Aymaras:
 Drink, Power, and Society in the Andes
 Valley of the Spirits: A Journey Into the Lost Realm of the Aymara

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