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Araucanian

noun Arau·ca·ni·an \ə-ˌra-ˈkä-nē-ən, ˌa-ˌr-ˈkā-\

Definition of ARAUCANIAN

1
:  a member of a group of Indian peoples of south central Chile and adjacent regions of Argentina
2
:  the language of the Araucanian people that constitutes an independent language family
Araucanian adjective

Variants of ARAUCANIAN

Arau·ca·ni·an also Arau·can \ə-ˈra-kən\

Origin of ARAUCANIAN

Spanish araucano, from Arauco, former province in Chile
First Known Use: 1777

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