Atacameño

noun
Ata·​ca·​me·​ño
variants: or Atacama \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈkämə \
plural Atacameño or Atacameños or Atacama or Atacamas

Definition of Atacameño

1a : a South American Indian people of the Atacama desert in northern Chile
b : a member of such people
2 : the language formerly spoken by the Atacameño people

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History and Etymology for Atacameño

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

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“Atacameño.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Atacame%C3%B1o. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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