Huayna Picchu is the correct name for Machu Picchu
Two researchers independently arrived at the same conclusion: that we've been using the wrong name of Machu Picchu for hundreds of years. An archaeologist and historian both discovered the misidentification of one of the most iconic ruins in the world, a small city-like fortress built atop a mountain in Peru, and they came together to write a paper explaining how so many scientists and historians got it wrong.

From the article:

Quote:So contends a study recently published in Ñawpa Pacha: Journal of Andean Archaeology by historian Dr. Donato Amado Gonzales from the Ministry of Culture of Peru (Cusco) and archaeologist Brian S. Bauer from the University of Illinois Chicago.

This misnaming of the site may all be due to an initial misunderstanding of the local place names, they said.

“Revisiting known information can reveal new aspects of Machu Picchu and its discovery, as well as on its builders and the role of the site in the Inca Empire,” the researchers said.

Amado Gonzales specializes in the early colonial history of Cuzco and, as an archaeologist, Bauer specializes in the growth and expansion of the Incas. Over the years, the two independently found evidence that Machu Picchu was originally called Huayna Picchu. Realizing they were working on the same topic, they decided to work together and combine their database.

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And I guess we'll have to get used to saying Huayna Picchu. I'm not even sure how to pronounce it.
I'm somehow reminded of a scene in "Pitch Perfect." Rebel Eilson plays an exuberant, overweight girl who introduces herself as Fat Amy, so that no one else can try to call her that to insult her. Finally when the protagonists are bonding by revealing some dark secret about themselves, she confesses "My name's not really Fat Amy." (pause) "It's Fat Patricia."
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