Amue·​sha | \ ämˈwāshə \
plural Amuesha or Amueshas

Definition of Amuesha

1a : a people of central Peru
b : a member of such people
2 : a language of the Amuesha people of uncertain but perhaps Arawakan affinity

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First Known Use of Amuesha

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for Amuesha

borrowed from American Spanish of American Indian origin

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“Amuesha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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