Campa

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noun

Cam·​pa
ˈkämpə
plural Campa or Campas
1
a
: an Arawakan people of the upper valley of the Ucayali river in eastern Peru
b
: a member of such people
2
: the language of the Campa people

-campa

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noun combining form

-cam·​pa
ˈkampə,
-ˈaa-,
-ˈai-
: caterpillar
in generic names of insects
Lasiocampa
Taeniocampa

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Spanish, probably of American Indian origin

Noun combining form

New Latin, from Greek kampē; probably akin to Greek kampē bend, turning

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“Campa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Campa. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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