- a member of an Indian people of Patagonia.
- the language of these people.
Origin of Tehuelche
From the Araucanian word cheu(ù)lche, said to mean literally “fearless and elusive”
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Examples from the Web for tehuelche
All the work of Tehuelche existence is done by them except hunting.Across Patagonia
Lady Florence Dixie
The Tehuelche will not remain at a camp-fire where he is not wanted.
He was, although dwelling in the tents of the Tehuelches, not a Tehuelche.
In his religious beliefs the Tehuelche is as interesting as in other matters.The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn
John R. Spears
We reached Santa Cruz shortly after daybreak, and so ended my first experience of a Tehuelche merry-making.Wanderings in Patagonia