Tupian
adjective or noun see Tupi

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • Tupian — Tu·pi·an (to͞oʹpē ən, to͞o pēʹ ) n. 1. A subdivision of Tupi Guarani that includes Tupi. 2. A member of a Tupian speaking people. adj. Of or relating to Tupian or to a Tupian speaking people. * * * ▪ people       South American Indians who speak… …   Universalium

  • Tupian — adjective Of the Tupi, pertaining to the Tupi or Tupi peoples …   Wiktionary

  • tupian — tu·pi·an …   English syllables

  • Tupian — Tu•pi•an [[t]tuˈpi ən, ˈtu pi [/t]] n. 1) peo a hypothesized family of American Indian languages that includes Tupi Guarani and a number of other languages of lowland tropical South America S of the Amazon River 2) peo of or pertaining to the… …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 languages — Infobox Language family name=Tupian language familycolor=American pronunciation= region=Bolivia, Paraguay speakers=Native speakers: ca. 7 million fam1=Je Tupi Carib? script=Latin alphabet (German variant) nation=BOL PAR iso2=tup child1=Arikem… …   Wikipedia

  • Tupian languages — Family of South American Indian languages with at least seven subgroups, spoken or formerly spoken in scattered areas from the Andes Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean and (with two exceptions) south of the Amazon River to southernmost Brazil and… …   Universalium

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tupi — Tupian, adj. /tooh pee , tooh pee/, n., pl. Tupis, (esp. collectively) Tupi for 1. 1. a member of any of several related Indian peoples living in the valleys of various Brazilian rivers, esp. the Amazon. 2. the language spoken in northern Brazil… …   Universalium

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