Caingang

noun

Cain·​gang
ˈkīnˌgaŋ
plural Caingang or Caingangs
1
a
: the non-Guarani-Indian peoples of southern Brazil comprising a number of distinct but related groups
b
: a member of any such people
2
a
: a language of any Caingang people
b
: a language family of the Ge stock comprising the several Caingang languages

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese, of American Indian origin

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“Caingang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caingang. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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