Definition of puna in English:


Syllabification: pu·na
Pronunciation: /ˈpo͞onə


1A high treeless plateau in the Peruvian Andes.
More example sentences
  • The empty expanses of the puna, as the grasslands are called in the Andes, correspond to the silence in which we walked.
  • Our route takes us along the Tambo Mayo River - still white with ice by late morning, where even the waterfalls are frozen, and on to the windswept puna.
  • Up again to a cold puna crossed by another frozen river and dotted with many llamas.
2 another term for altitude sickness.


via American Spanish from Quechua.

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