Definition of Mapuche
plural Mapuche or Mapuches
1 : an American Indian people of southern Chile; also : a member of this people
2 : the Araucanian language of the Mapuche
Origin of mapuche
Mapuche mapuče, a self-designation, from mapu land + če people
First Known Use: 1855
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