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The Name Naira
Q: I'm pregnant since 30 weeks and we want to choose a Quechua
name because I have indigenous blood from Peru, but I do not
speak Quechua, so can you please tell me, does Naira mean
"big eyes" in Quechua? If we choose such a name we definitely want to
know the correct meaning.
A: I'm sorry, but it doesn't have that meaning in Quechua.
"Big eyed" is nyawisapa in Quechua. There isn't even
an "ai" sound in the Quechua language, so this definitely is not
a Quechua word. The source of this name is probably the Aymara
word nayra (pronounced nye-rah, also spelled naira
in Spanish) which means "eye."
However, since there are also indigenous Aymara people in Peru,
this name may still be a suitable one for your family!
Hope that helps, best wishes!
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