Ama·​na·​yé | \ ¦amənə¦yā \
plural Amanayé or Amanayés

Definition of Amanayé

1a : a Tupi-Guaranian people of the state of Maranhão in northeastern Brazil
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Amanayé people

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First Known Use of Amanayé

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for Amanayé

Portuguese, of American Indian origin

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“Amanayé.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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