- a member of an Indian people living in the mountainous regions around Lake Titicaca in Bolivia and Peru.
- the language of the Aymara people.
Origin of Aymara
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for aymara
It must be pointed out, however, that other authorities regard the Aymara and Quichua as entirely distinct.Man, Past and Present
Agustus Henry Keane
The Aymara is a little above the average height, has the chest strongly developed, the calves powerful, and the feet small.
The Quechua is lighter and yellower than the Aymara, and more of a Mongolian type.
The stature is rather below the average, but there are tall individuals, who as a rule resemble the Aymara type.
On days of festival the Aymara replaces the poncho by a sort of tight-fitting tunic.
- plural -ras or -ra a member of a South American Indian people of Bolivia and Peru
- the language of this people, probably related to Quechua
from Spanish aimará, of American Indian origin
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