[ kahyn-gang ]

noun,plural Kain·gangs, (especially collectively) Kain·gang for 1.
  1. a member of an Indigenous people of southern Brazil.

  2. a group of languages spoken by the Kaingang, constituting a branch of the Ge family of languages.

Origin of Kaingang

First recorded in 1935–40; from Portuguese caingangue, from Kaingang Kanhgág
  • Also called Cain·gang .

Words Nearby Kaingang

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