Api·​a·​ca | \ ¦apēə¦kä, ¦äp- \
plural Apiaca or Apiacas

Definition of Apiaca

1a : a Cariban people living near the mouth of the Tocantins river, Brazil
b : a member of such people
2a : 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

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First Known Use of Apiaca

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for Apiaca

Portuguese apiacá, of American Indian origin

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“Apiaca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Apiaca. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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