Tupi

noun

Tu·​pi tü-ˈpē How to pronounce Tupi (audio)
ˈtü-(ˌ)pē-
variants or less commonly Tupí
plural Tupi or Tupis also Tupí or Tupís
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: a language family of lowland South America that includes Tupi-Guarani and the speech of a number of other peoples living mainly in Brazil south of the Amazon River
Tupian
tü-ˈpē-ən How to pronounce Tupi (audio)
ˈtü-(ˌ)pē-
adjective or noun

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tupi was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Tupi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tupi. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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