Araucanian

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noun Arau·ca·ni·an \ə-ˌrau̇-ˈkä-nē-ən, ˌa-ˌrȯ-ˈkā-\
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Araucan

play \ə-ˈrau̇-kən\

Definition of Araucanian

  1. 1 :  a member of a group of Indian peoples of south central Chile and adjacent regions of Argentina

  2. 2 :  the language of the Araucanian people that constitutes an independent language family

Araucanian

adjective

Origin and Etymology of araucanian

Spanish araucano, from Arauco, former province in Chile


First Known Use: 1777


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