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guarani

1

[ gwahr-uh-nee, gwahr-uh-nee ]

noun

, plural gua·ra·ni, gua·ra·nis.
  1. a paper money and monetary unit of Paraguay, equal to 100 centimos.


Guarani

2
or Gua·ra·ní

[ gwahr-uh-nee ]

noun

, plural Gua·ra·nis, Gua·ra·nies, (especially collectively) Gua·ra·ni.
  1. a member of an Indian people now living principally in Paraguay.
  2. a language belonging to the Tupi-Guarani family of languages and spoken by the Guarani Indians: the chief vernacular of Paraguay.

Guarani

1

/ ˌɡwɑːrəˈniː /

noun

  1. -ni-nis a member of a South American Indian people of Paraguay, S Brazil, and Bolivia
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Tupi-Guarani family; one of the official languages of Paraguay, along with Spanish


guaraní

2

/ ˈɡwɑːrənɪ /

noun

  1. the standard monetary unit of Paraguay, divided into 100 céntimos
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Word History and Origins

Origin of guarani1

1940–45; < Spanish, after Guarani
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Example Sentences

"You admirably understand my thoughts, seora," answered the Guarani, respectfully bowing.

Emile, after having confided the two ladies to the care of the Guarani, had left the tambo, oppressed by a sad apprehension.

He made a sign to the Guarani to follow him, and both quitted the tambo.

It is remarkable that the Guarani language, among the peasantry, has almost superseded that of their Spanish invaders.

The conception of natural phenomena among the Tupi-Guarani tribes is no less curious than their theories of creation.

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