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Mapuche

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noun Ma·pu·che \mə-ˈpü-chē\

Definition of Mapuche

plural Mapuche or Mapuches

  1. 1 :  an American Indian people of southern Chile; also :  a member of this people

  2. 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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