Caingang

noun
Cain·​gang | \ˈkīnˌgaŋ\
plural Caingang or Caingangs

Definition of Caingang 

1a : the non-Guarani-Indian peoples of southern Brazil comprising a number of distinct but related groups

b : a member of any such people

2a : a language of any Caingang people

b : a language family of the Ge stock comprising the several Caingang languages

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History and Etymology for Caingang

Portuguese, of American Indian origin

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