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[tuh-wel-chee, -chey]
noun, plural Te·huel·ches, (especially collectively) Te·huel·che for 1.
  1. a member of an Indian people of Patagonia.
  2. the language of these people.
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Origin of Tehuelche

From the Araucanian word cheu(ù)lche, said to mean literally “fearless and elusive”
Related formsTe·huel·che·an, adjective
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Examples from the Web for tehuelche

Historical Examples

  • All the work of Tehuelche existence is done by them except hunting.

    Across Patagonia

    Lady Florence Dixie

  • The Tehuelche will not remain at a camp-fire where he is not wanted.

  • He was, although dwelling in the tents of the Tehuelches, not a Tehuelche.

  • In his religious beliefs the Tehuelche is as interesting as in other matters.

  • We reached Santa Cruz shortly after daybreak, and so ended my first experience of a Tehuelche merry-making.