- a member of a group of Indian peoples living in the Gran Chaco area of Paraguay.
- any of several languages spoken by these peoples.
Origin of Lengua
1820–25; < Spanish; literally, tongue, referring to their custom of wearing labrets
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Examples from the Web for lengua
The best known of them are the henequin, lanseveria, and lengua de vaca.Industrial Cuba
Robert P. Porter
Los nombres de los cinco eran Chachalmeca, que en nuestra Lengua quiere tanto decir como Levita ministro de cosa divina sagrada.
There is reason, however, to suppose one of them was the Tupi or lengua geral, of Brazil.
Cartilla en Lengua Maya para la enseanza de los nios indigenes.Notes on the Bibliography of Yucatan and Central America
Adolph Francis Bandelier