Arauá

noun

¦arə¦wä
plural Arauá or Arauás
1
a
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Spanish araua, arauá, aragua, of American Indian origin

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“Arauá.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arau%C3%A1. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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