Araucanian

[ ar-aw-key-nee-uh n ]
/ ˌær ɔˈkeɪ ni ən /

noun

a member of an Indian people of central Chile.
the language of the Araucanians, spoken in central Chile and northern Argentina.

adjective

pertaining to the Araucanians or to their language.

Origin of Araucanian

First recorded in 1900–05; Araucani(a) + -an
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Araucanian

/ (ˌærɔːˈkeɪnɪən) /

noun

a South American Indian language; thought to be an isolated branch of the Penutian phylum, spoken in Chile and W Argentina
a member of the people who speak this language

adjective

of or relating to this people or their language
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