[ar-aw-key-nee-uh; Spanish ah-rou-kah-nyah]


a region in central Chile. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for araucania

Historical Examples of araucania

  • The question whether the Britannia had been wrecked on the shores of Chili or Araucania was decided in the negative.

  • For she is Chilian built; her tall tapering masts made of trees from the ancient forests of Araucania.

  • Orélie, the First of the name, has according to rumour recovered at present his lofty position among the Indians of Araucania.

    The Human Race

    Louis Figuier

  • They now crossed the fertile territory of Araucania, rich in vineyards and flocks.

  • During the year 1551 Valdivia occupied himself in fortifying Concepcion and making preparations for an invasion of Araucania.

British Dictionary definitions for araucania



a region of central Chile, inhabited by Araucanian Indians
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