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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“Caingang.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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