Tapuya

noun
Ta·​pu·​ya | \təˈpüyə\
plural Tapuya or Tapuyas

Definition of Tapuya 

: a non-Tupi Amerind people of southern or central Brazil

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History and Etymology for Tapuya

Portuguese, from Tupi, savage, Tapuya

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