noun (1)
ma·​chi | \ ˈmächē \
plural -s

Definition of machi

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a Japanese town or commercial center especially : the lowest administrative division which is coordinate with the purely rural mura


noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of machi (Entry 2 of 2)

: an Araucanian shaman, usually female

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History and Etymology for machi

Noun (1)

Japanese, town, city

Noun (2)

American Spanish, from Araucan machi, mache

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“Machi.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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