Aymara


Ay·ma·ra

noun \ˌī-mə-ˈrä\
plural Aymara or Aymaras

Definition of AYMARA

1
:  a member of an Indian people of Bolivia, Peru, and northern Chile
2
:  the language of the Aymara people

Origin of AYMARA

Spanish aymará
First Known Use: 1842

Aymara

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Large South American Indian group living on the Titicaca plateau of the central Andes Mountains in present-day Peru and Bolivia. The Aymara were conquered by the Inca and the Spanish, though they rebelled against both. Traditional Aymara now live in an area of poor soil and harsh climate, where they herd llamas and alpacas, grow crops, and fish using boats made of large reeds. Poverty rates within the group are among the highest in the hemisphere.

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