Tupi-Guaranian
Tupian Tu"pi*an, a. Designating, or pert. to, a linguistic stock of South American Indians comprising the most important Brazilian tribes. Agriculture, pottery, and stone working were practiced by them at the time of the conquest. The Tupi and the Guarani were originally the most powerful of the stock, which is hence also called {Tupi-Guaranian}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • tupi-guaranian — I. | ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Usage: usually capitalized T&G : of or relating to Tupi Guarani II. noun Usage: usually capitalized T&G : a language stock widely distributed in tropical So. America including Tupi, Guarani, and many other …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tupi-Guaranian — adjective or noun see Tupi Guarani …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Tupi-Guaranian — See Tupi Guarani. * * * …   Universalium

  • Tupi-Guaranian — n. language family spoken on the Brazilian coast and northeast South America …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Tupi-Guarani — Tupi Guaranian /tooh pee gwahr euh nee euhn, tooh pee /, adj., n. /tooh pee gwahr euh nee , tooh pee /, n. a family of Indian languages including Tupi, Guarani, lingua geral, and many others of central South America. * * * …   Universalium

  • Tupi-Guarani — also Tupí Guaraní noun Date: 1850 1. Tupi 2 2. a branch of the Tupi language family that includes Tupinamba, Guarani, and a number of other languages spoken from French Guiana south to Paraguay and west to eastern Colombia • Tupi Guaranian… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Tupi-Guaraní — /tuˌpi gwarəˈni/ (say tooh.pee gwahruh nee) noun a language family of South American indigenous people spoken in Paraguay and Brazil and some surrounding areas. –Tupi Guaranian, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • apiaca — |apēə|kä, |äp noun (plural apiaca or apiacas) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Portuguese apiacá, of American Indian origin 1. a. : a Cariban people living near the mouth of the Tocantins river …   Useful english dictionary

  • tupian — ēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized : of, relating to, or designating the Tupi or other Tupi Guaranian peoples or their languages * * * Tupiˈan adjective and noun • • • Main Entry: ↑Tupí …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tupian — Tu pi*an, a. Designating, or pert. to, a linguistic stock of South American Indians comprising the most important Brazilian tribes. Agriculture, pottery, and stone working were practiced by them at the time of the conquest. The Tupi and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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