Definition of Moche in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmōCHā/


A pre-Inca culture that flourished on the coast of Peru in the 1st to 7th centuries ad.
Example sentences
  • Inca rule started with the conquest of the Moche culture in Peru.
  • The 1,500-year-old mummy may shed new light on the mysterious Moche culture, which occupied Peru's northern coastal valleys from about A.D.100 to 800.
  • The revelation of gruesome forms of torture is puzzling in part because the Moche developed a vibrant and highly advanced culture.


From the name of an archaeological site on the northwest coast of Peru.

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Syllabification: Mo·che

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