Jos, the portero accompanying them, was an Araucanian Indian by birth, but he spoke Spanish fluently.
The Araucanian pressed his hand, and sat down silently by his side.
It was in the neighbourhood of the Biobio River that he first encountered the Araucanian warriors of the true stock.
But, since they spoke Araucanian, his Spanish served him as little as Hebrew.
He even learned that his name was Thalcave, a word which signifies in Araucanian "the thunderer."
Villagran, returning to the capital with reinforcements, found the investing Araucanian army in a totally unprepared condition.
They asked the Chilian government to let them evangelize the fierce Araucanian savages, but this was refused.
Arauco, a province of Chile, named from the Araucanian Indians; area, 2189 sq. miles; pop.
Lautaro himself, the flower of the Araucanian warriors, perished in the ensuing struggle.
A hundred miles south of the city he came in sight of the Araucanian army.