Mapuche

noun
Ma·​pu·​che | \ mə-ˈpü-chē How to pronounce Mapuche (audio) \
plural Mapuche or Mapuches

Definition of Mapuche

1 : an American Indian people of southern Chile also : a member of this people
2 : the Araucanian language of the Mapuche

First Known Use of Mapuche

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Mapuche

Mapuche mapuče, a self-designation, from mapu land + če people

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“Mapuche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mapuche. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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