Who named the Titicaca lake?

Answer Lake Titicaca's original name was Khota Mama, meaning "Mother Lake." It was renamed Titicaca by an unknown source after the Spanish conquest. Words from the local languages Quechua and Aymara trans... Read More »

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Why is Lake Titicaca called Lake Titicaca?

South America's Lake Titicaca is the world's highest lake navigable by commercial ships. The area around Lake Titicaca has been inhabited for thousands of years and was the home of one of the great... Read More »

Where is Lake Titicaca?

Lake Titicaca lies between Peru and Bolivia in South America. The lake was considered a sacred place by the ancient Incans, whose mythology stated that the sun, stars and people of the world were c... Read More »

Is lake titicaca man made?

Lake Titicaca is not man-made. It is the remnant of the ancient mega-lake called Mantaro that once covered almost the entire altiplano--the widest part of the Andes mountains. Altiplano is Spanish ... Read More »

Where is lake titicaca located?

Lake Titicaca is a lake that sits on the borders of both Bolivia and Peru. Peru is located on the east of the lake while Bolivia is on the west. The lake is populated with a number of small islands... Read More »