- a member of an Indian people of central Chile.
- the language of the Araucanians, spoken in central Chile and northern Argentina.
- pertaining to the Araucanians or to their language.
Origin of Araucanian
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Examples from the Web for araucanian
The Araucanian pressed his hand, and sat down silently by his side.
The Araucanian rose, went up to the singer, and touched him gently on the shoulder.
But, since they spoke Araucanian, his Spanish served him as little as Hebrew.In Search of the Castaways
The other woman of whom Araucanian history tells us was called Janaqueo.Women of America
John Rouse Larus
At the time of the Araucanian invasion he addressed his troops in the most humane terms.South America
W. H. Koebel
- 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
- of or relating to this people or their language
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