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noun, plural Ay·ma·ras, (especially collectively) Ay·ma·ra for 1.
  1. a member of an Indian people living in the mountainous regions around Lake Titicaca in Bolivia and Peru.
  2. the language of the Aymara people.
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Origin of Aymara

First recorded in 1855–60
Related formsAy·ma·ran, adjective
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  1. plural -ras or -ra a member of a South American Indian people of Bolivia and Peru
  2. the language of this people, probably related to Quechua
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Derived FormsAymaran, adjective

Word Origin

from Spanish aimará, of American Indian origin
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