What is a minga?

Updated: 9/15/2023
User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago

Best Answer

In Quechua, an indigenous language of Ecuador, "minga" means" the coming together or a community for the betterment of all." Community members can call a "minga" if they are in need of assistence, & people will come from miles around to help. For example, if a the building of a school is behind schedule, a "minga" might be called to summon community members to help finish building the school. They may or may not be able to take advantage of the school--the community ties are important regardless. In England, a minga is a really ugly or drunk person.

Quechua is the most widely spoken language family of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, with some 6 to 8 million speakers, shared mainly by groups living in the Central Andes region of South America. Quechua was very widespread long before the Incas used the language as a tool to achieve the unification of the Empire. It is spoken today not only in Ecuador, but in Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, & Chile as well, with even some pockets in Argentina; & has the status of an official language in Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador along with Spanish.

User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is a minga?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What nicknames does Rich Minga go by?

Rich Minga goes by Rich Minga.

What is the birth name of Rich Minga?

Rich Minga's birth name is Richard Minga.

What is the population of Minga Guazú?

The population of Minga Guazú is 60,719.

When was Jani Minga born?

Jani Minga was born in 1872.

When did Jani Minga die?

Jani Minga died in 1947.

How tall is Christiana Minga?

Christiana Minga is 5' 1".

How tall is Rich Minga?

Rich Minga is 5' 8".

When did Arben Minga die?

Arben Minga died on 2007-01-31.

What is the area of Minga Guazú?

The area of Minga Guazú is 548 square kilometers.

When was Minga Guazú created?

Minga Guazú was created on 1958-05-14.

When was Edson Minga born?

Edson Minga was born on 1979-05-31.

When was Arben Minga born?

Arben Minga was born on 1959-03-16.