Cam·​pa | \ ˈkämpə \
plural Campa or Campas

Definition of Campa

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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
-cam·​pa | \ ˈkampə, -ˈaa-, -ˈai- \

Definition of -campa (Entry 2 of 2)

: caterpillar in generic names of insectsLasiocampaTaeniocampa

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History and Etymology for Campa


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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