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Araucania

[ar-aw-key-nee-uh; Spanish ah-rou-kah-nyah] /ˌær ɔˈkeɪ ni ə; Spanish ˌɑ raʊˈkɑ nyɑ/
noun
1.
a region in central Chile.
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  • The question whether the Britannia had been wrecked on the shores of Chili or Araucania was decided in the negative.

  • For she is Chilian built; her tall tapering masts made of trees from the ancient forests of Araucania.

  • Orélie, the First of the name, has according to rumour recovered at present his lofty position among the Indians of Araucania.

    The Human Race Louis Figuier
  • They now crossed the fertile territory of Araucania, rich in vineyards and flocks.

  • During the year 1551 Valdivia occupied himself in fortifying Concepcion and making preparations for an invasion of Araucania.

  • Forty-eight hours later not only the whole of Araucania, but also the provinces south of Valdivia, rose in arms.

  • In the course of the past few days certain events had taken place in Araucania which we must explain.

    The Pearl of the Andes Gustave Aimard
  • Temuco is the capital of the Province of Cautin and is the geographical capital of Araucania.

  • If you are going to the province of Valdivia, you will be obliged to traverse Araucania in its whole length.

    The Adventurers Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for Araucania

Araucania

/ˌærɔːˈkeɪnɪə; Spanish arauˈkanja/
noun
1.
a region of central Chile, inhabited by Araucanian Indians
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