Apiaca

noun Api·a·ca \¦apēə¦kä, ¦äp-\

Definition of Apiaca

plural

Apiaca

or

Apiacas

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

  2. 2a :  a Tupi-Guaranian people living on the Tapajoz river, Mato Grosso, Brazil b :  a member of such people

  3. 3 :  the language of the Tupi-Guaranian Apiaca people

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Origin and Etymology of apiaca

Portuguese apiacá, of American Indian origin


First Known Use: 1832


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