Apalai

noun
Apa·​lai | \ ¦apə¦lī \
plural Apalai or Apalais

Definition of Apalai

1a : a Cariban people of the north bank of the mouth of the Amazon
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Apalai people

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History and Etymology for Apalai

Portuguese, of American Indian origin

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“Apalai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Apalai. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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