Atacameño

noun Ata·ca·me·ño
variants: or

Atacama

Definition of Atacameño

plural

Atacameño

or

Atacameños

or

Atacama

or

Atacamas

  1. 1a :  a South American Indian people of the Atacama desert in northern Chile b :  a member of such people

  2. 2 :  the language formerly spoken by the Atacameño people

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Origin and Etymology of atacameño

Spanish, from the Atacama desert, northern Chile, their locality


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