\ ä-ˈchü-ə \
plural Achua or Achuas

Definition of Achua

1 : a pygmy people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
2 : a member of the Achua

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First Known Use of Achua

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Achua.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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