guarani

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Spanish guaraní

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of guarani was in 1797

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“Guarani.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guarani. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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