guarani

noun
gua·​ra·​ni | \ ˌgwär-ə-ˈnē How to pronounce guarani (audio) \

Definition of guarani

1 capitalized
a plural guarani or guaranis : a member of a Tupi-Guaranian people of Bolivia, Paraguay, and southern Brazil
b : the language of the Guarani
2 plural guaranies also guaranis the basic monetary unit of Paraguay — see Money Table

First Known Use of guarani

1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for guarani

Spanish guaraní

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“Guarani.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guarani. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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