Tu·​pi·​nam·​ba ˌtü-pə-ˈnam-bə How to pronounce Tupinamba (audio)
variants or less commonly Tupinambá
plural Tupinamba or Tupinambas also Tupinambá or Tupinambás : a member of a group of Indigenous peoples who lived along a broad stretch of the Brazilian coast from the vicinity of Guanabara Bay to the mouth of the Amazon River
: the extinct language of the Tupinamba

Word History

First Known Use

1717, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tupinamba was in 1717

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“Tupinamba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tupinamba. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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