Chaná

noun Cha·ná \chəˈnä, chäˈ-\

Definition of Chaná

plural

Chaná

or

Chanás

  1. :  one of a number of groups of Indian peoples of various language affiliation: a :  the Charrua peoples of Uruguay b :  some Arawakan peoples; especially :  layaná c :  some Tupi-Guaranian peoples

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Origin and Etymology of chaná

Spanish, of American Indian origin


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