Canoeiro

noun, often attributive
Ca·​no·​ei·​ro | \ ˌkanəˈwā(ˌ)rō \
plural -s

Definition of Canoeiro

1a : a Tupi-Guaranian Indian people of the central part of the state of Goiaz, Brazil
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Canoeiro people

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History and Etymology for Canoeiro

Portuguese, literally, canoeman, from canoa canoe (from Spanish) + -eiro -er

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“Canoeiro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Canoeiro. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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