Tu·​pi-Gua·​ra·​ni tü-ˈpē-ˌgwär-ə-ˈnē How to pronounce Tupi-Guarani (audio)
variants or less commonly Tupí-Guaraní
: a branch of the Tupi language family that includes Tupinamba, Guarani, and a number of other languages spoken from French Guiana south to Paraguay and west to eastern Colombia
Tupi-Guaranian adjective or noun

Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tupi-Guarani was in 1850

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“Tupi-Guarani.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tupi-Guarani. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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