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Tupinamba

noun Tu·pi·nam·ba \tü-pə-ˈnam-bə, -ˌnam-ˈbä\

Definition of Tupinamba

plural Tupinamba or Tupinambas also Tupinambá or Tupinambás

  1. 1 :  a member of a group of American Indian peoples who lived along a broad stretch of the Brazilian coast from the vicinity of Guanabara Bay to the mouth of the Amazon River

  2. 2 :  the extinct language of the Tupinamba



1810

First Known Use of tupinamba

1810

Variants of tupinamba

also Tupinambá \tü-pə-ˈnam-bə, -ˌnam-ˈbä\

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