Alacaluf

noun Ala·ca·luf \¦a-lə-kə-¦lüf, ¦ä-\
variants: or

Alakaluf

less commonly

Alikuluf

\¦a-lə-kə-¦lüf, ¦ä-\

Definition of Alacaluf

plural

Alacaluf

or

Alacalufs

or

Alakaluf

or

Alakalufs

  1. 1a :  a people of Tierra del Fuego b :  a member of such people

  2. 2 :  a language of the Alacaluf people

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Origin and Etymology of alacaluf

Spanish & Yahgan; Spanish alacaluf, probably from Yahgan (Innalum) Aala Kaluf, literally, western men with mussel-shell knives


First Known Use: 1883


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