Tupinamba

noun
Tu·​pi·​nam·​ba | \ ˌtü-pə-ˈnam-bə How to pronounce Tupinamba (audio) , -ˌnam-ˈbä \
variants: or less commonly Tupinambá
plural Tupinamba or Tupinambas also Tupinambá or Tupinambás

Definition of Tupinamba

1 : a member of a group of American Indian peoples who lived along a broad stretch of the Brazilian coast from the vicinity of Guanabara Bay to the mouth of the Amazon River
2 : the extinct language of the Tupinamba

First Known Use of Tupinamba

1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tupinamba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tupinamba. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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