[ ahy-mah-rah ]
/ ˌaɪ mɑˈrɑ /
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noun, plural Ay·ma·ras, (especially collectively) Ay·ma·ra for 1.
a member of an Indian people living in the mountainous regions around Lake Titicaca in Bolivia and Peru.
the language of the Aymara people.
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Origin of Aymara
First recorded in 1855–60
OTHER WORDS FROM AymaraAy·ma·ran, adjective
Words nearby Aymara
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How to use Aymara in a sentence
Chuncho has also been used to describe one of three aboriginal stocks of Peru, the others being Quichua and Aymara.
Everything dear to the heart of the Aymara Indian is offered for sale, including quantities of his favorite beverages.Inca Land|Hiram Bingham
The Aymara Indian rarely uses animal food, as to do so he would require to kill one of his beloved Llamas.Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume III|Karl Ritter von Scherzer
In the south, Aymara is chiefly spoken; but further north, Quechua is the commoner language.
The stature is rather below the average, but there are tall individuals, who as a rule resemble the Aymara type.Spanish America, Its Romance, Reality and Future, Vol. 1|Charles Reginald Enock
British Dictionary definitions for Aymara
/ (ˌaɪməˈrɑː) /
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
Derived forms of AymaraAymaran, adjective
Word Origin for Aymara
from Spanish aimará, of American Indian origin
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