Araucanian

noun
Arau·ca·ni·an | \ ə-ˌrau̇-ˈkä-nē-ən , ˌa-ˌrȯ-ˈkā- \
variants: or less commonly Araucan \ə-ˈrau̇-kən \

Definition of Araucanian 

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

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

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Araucanian adjective

First Known Use of Araucanian

1777, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Araucanian

Spanish araucano (from Arauco, earlier Rauco, Mapuche "province" of 16th-century Chile + -ano -an entry 1) + -ian

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