maloca

noun
ma·​lo·​ca | \ məˈlōkə \
plural -s

Definition of maloca

: a large communal dwelling of some South American Indian peoples (as in Brazil) also : the group inhabiting such a dwelling

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History and Etymology for maloca

Portuguese, from American Spanish, raid, attack from Araucanian malocan to fight

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“Maloca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maloca. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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