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Tupi-Guarani

[too-pee-gwahr-uh-nee, too-pee-]
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noun
  1. a family of Indian languages including Tupi, Guarani, lingua geral, and many others of central South America.
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Related formsTu·pi-Gua·ra·ni·an [too-pee-gwahr-uh-nee-uh n, too-pee-] /tuˈpiˌgwɑr əˈni ən, ˈtu pi-/, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples

  • A twofold destruction befell the original Tupi-Guarani people of Brazil.

    An Introduction to Mythology

    Lewis Spence

  • The conception of natural phenomena among the Tupi-Guarani tribes is no less curious than their theories of creation.


British Dictionary definitions for tupi-guarani

Tupi-Guarani

noun
  1. a family of South American Indian languages spoken in Brazil, Paraguay, and certain adjacent regions: possibly distantly related to Quechua
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Derived FormsTupi-Guaranian, adjective
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