\ ¦arə¦wä \
plural Arauá or Arauás

Definition of Arauá

1a : a group of Indian peoples of western Brazil
b : a member of one of these peoples
2 : the language of the Arauá people considered by some Americanists to constitute an independent language family and by others to be a branch of Arawakan

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History and Etymology for Arauá

Spanish araua, arauá, aragua, of American Indian origin

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“Arauá.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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