Apiaca

noun

Api·​a·​ca
¦apēə¦kä,
¦äp-
plural Apiaca or Apiacas
1
a
: a Cariban people living near the mouth of the Tocantins river, Brazil
b
: a member of such people
2
a
: a Tupi-Guaranian people living on the Tapajoz river, Mato Grosso, Brazil
b
: a member of such people
3
: the language of the Tupi-Guaranian Apiaca people

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese apiacá, of American Indian origin

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of Apiaca was in 1832

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“Apiaca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Apiaca. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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