- a paper money and monetary unit of Paraguay, equal to 100 centimos.
Origin of guarani
1940–45; < Spanish, after Guarani
- a member of an Indian people now living principally in Paraguay.
- a language belonging to the Tupi-Guarani family of languages and spoken by the Guarani Indians: the chief vernacular of Paraguay.
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Examples from the Web for guarani
Many of their customs were akin to those of the Guarani Indians.Uruguay
W. H. Koebel
On reaching the Guarani Missions, near Candelaria, in about lat.Buenos Ayres and the Provinces of the Rio de La Plata
He made a sign to the Guarani to follow him, and both quitted the tambo.
It may be the same word as Guarani, which also has this meaning.The Myths of the New World
Daniel G. Brinton
"You admirably understand my thoughts, seora," answered the Guarani, respectfully bowing.
- plural -ni or -nis a member of a South American Indian people of Paraguay, S Brazil, and Bolivia
- the language of this people, belonging to the Tupi-Guarani family; one of the official languages of Paraguay, along with Spanish
- the standard monetary unit of Paraguay, divided into 100 céntimos