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.

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Origin of Araucanian

First recorded in 1900–05; Araucani(a) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for araucanian

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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