Tupi or Tupa is the name given the thunder, and can only be understood mythically.
And whatever the name may have signified in the language of the Red Bones, its Tupi definition fitted with disagreeable precision.
When and where the Babel existed, whence the many branches of the great Tupi family separated, we know not.
Among the linguistically distinct peoples found in the latter area are the Tupi, Arawaks, and Caribs.
The Tupi word for dog is yaguara, and for wolf, yagua-men, or old dog.
Tupi angrily repeated his order and made as if to strike the inattentive bird.
But Tupi cosmology varies with locality, and this accounts for the conflicting notices of its several investigators.
Martius1527 has since indicated, in the Tupi language of Brazil, the names pacoba or bacoba.
Afterwards this word was corrupted into Tupi, or Tupin, and Tape.
There is reason, however, to suppose one of them was the Tupi or lengua geral, of Brazil.