Amahuaca

noun
Ama·​hua·​ca
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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amahuaca. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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