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The potato was introduced to the world from its native Peru several hundred years ago and quickly spread to all corners of the globe. These days its importance as a staple food crop cannot be overstated. There are several other tubers from the Andes region of South America that have a promising future, including the mashua, yacón, ulluco, and oca.
|Peru||Mashua, mascho, añu|
|Various||Mashwa, maswallo, mazuko, isano|
|Peru||Lisa, papa lisa,|
|Colombia||Ulluco, chigua, chugua, ruba, melloco, olluco, camarones de tierra (ground shrimp)|
|Venezuela||Rubia, ruba, mucuchi|
|Argentina||Ulluma, olloco, ulluca|
|Bolivia||Ulluco, papa lisa|
|Aymara||Ulluma, ulluco, ullucu|
|Quechua||Ollucu, ulluco (Peru), ulluku (Peru), oca quina|