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The Inca Empire (Tawantinsuyu in Quechua) was a large empire in pre-Columbian America. The center of their domains was the city of Cusco, today located in Peru. It's use of conquest and assimilation ways to incorporate a large part of the South America between 1438 and 1533, when it was conquered by Francisco Pizarro and became part of the Spain.

The culture of the Inca people is filled with artworks in ceramics, metal works, and textiles. They believed that their king, Sapa Inca, was a descendent from Inti, the sun god, and required tributes to a number of different gods. They used the quipu, a bundled knotted string, to calculating and accounting. The surviving quipus show a lot of numeric data, and even their dimensions could have a mathematic significance.

In The Emperor's New Groove, The Emperor's New School and Kronk's New Groove, there are various Inca references that resemble more of the modern Latin American region of the past Inca domains. However, a good part of the Inca culture, such as religion and mythology, isn't mentioned at all; but it's still possible to occasionally note artworks and monuments that reference the old Inca traditions.


The city of Machu Picchu, the Inca Lost City.


  • The Inca Empire was the largest pre-Columbian empire in America. It occupied Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, and a small part of Colombia 
  • The main Inca gods are Inti (the sun) and Viracocha (the sun's father)
  • Kuzco was once the Inca Emperor according to the movie and series.
    • His name references the city of Cusco.
  • Although the Inca empire took place between the XV and XVI centuries, there are a lot of reference to modern times in the show's plot.
  • The quechua name for the Inca Empire, Tawantinsuyu neams Four united provinces (tawa=foru, -ntin=suffix for group/unity, suyu=province)
  • the name Inca refers to the emperor, it means son of the sun. The emperors are called Sapa Inca, meaning 
    Inca Empire South America

    The provinces of the empire

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