[ too-pee-gwahr-uh-nee, too-pee- ]
/ tuˈpiˌgwɑr əˈni, ˈtu pi- /
a family of Indian languages including Tupi, Guarani, lingua geral, and many others of central South America.
Related formsTu·pi-Gua·ra·ni·an [too-pee-gwahr-uh-nee-uh n, too-pee-] /tuˈpiˌgwɑr əˈni ən, ˈtu pi-/, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for tupi-guarani
A twofold destruction befell the original Tupi-Guarani people of Brazil.
The conception of natural phenomena among the Tupi-Guarani tribes is no less curious than their theories of creation.
British Dictionary definitions for tupi-guarani
a family of South American Indian languages spoken in Brazil, Paraguay, and certain adjacent regions: possibly distantly related to Quechua
Derived FormsTupi-Guaranian, adjective
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