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  • Professional messengers in Inca Peru who were sheltered in special hut stations at intervals along the roads. By running in relays, they could cover up to 150 miles in a day. noun  ☝️ Source: Unknown

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    • Chasqui The chasquis were the messengers of the Inca empire. Agile, highly trained and physically fit, they were in charge of carrying the quipus, messages and gifts, up to 240 km per day through the chasquis relay system. Chasquis were not just messengers ; the chasquis were trained to be able to read and translate the quipus to each other and higher authorities. Not only were they used to transport oral messages, but they also helped the inspector general, the Sapa Inka's brother, keep track of the people in the empire. Chasquis were chosen from the fittest young males and were known to be the fastest runners.
    • Chasqui I Chasqui I is a one-kilogram nanosatellite project that was launched by hand from the International Space Station during a spacewalk on August 18, 2014. The concept satellite was equipped with two cameras, a visible and an infrared, which could take photos of the Earth.
    • Proctoporus chasqui Proctoporus chasqui is a species of lizard in the family Gymnophthalmidae. It is endemic to Peru.
    • Chasqui The chasquis were the messengers of the Inca empire. Agile, highly trained and physically fit, they were in charge of carrying the quipus, messages and gifts, up to 240 km per day through the chasquis relay system. Chasquis were not just messengers ; the chasquis were trained to be able to read and translate the quipus to each other and higher authorities. Not only were they used to transport oral messages, but they also helped the inspector general, the Sapa Inka's brother, keep track of the people in the empire. Chasquis were chosen from the fittest young males and were known to be the fastest runners.
    • Chasquitambo Chasquitambo is a location in the Peruvian Bolognesi Province located in the Ancash Region. It is the seat of the Colquioc District.

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