variants: or Amawaca \ ˌäməˈwäkə , ˌam-​ \
plural Amahuaca or Amahuacas or Amawaca or Amawacas

Definition of Amahuaca

1a : a Panoan people of Brazil and Peru
b : a member of such people
2 : the Panoan language of the Amahuaca people

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First Known Use of Amahuaca

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for Amahuaca

Spanish, of American Indian origin

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“Amahuaca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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