Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a South American Indian people of Paraguay, northern Argentina, and southern Brazil.
  • n. The Tupi-Guaranian language of this people.

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  • n. the language spoken by the Guarani of Paraguay and Bolivia
  • n. a member of the South American people living in Paraguay and Bolivia
  • n. the basic unit of money in Paraguay; equal to 100 centimos

Etymologies

Spanish guaraní, of South American Indian origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • * Ñanderu, in Guarani, means Our Father; Great Spirit, the Creator.

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  • Mr Portillo will be playing polkas and "Guaranias" (the Guarani were the indigenous people of Paraguay) and I'd do anything to be there - anything except miss what could be a game-changing debate.

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  • A spokesman for Guarani, which is controlled by the French sugar group Tereos, said the company did not comment on market rumors when asked about a possible merger with Petrobras, which would not comment prior on the subject of the conference.

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  • It’s called Guarani and it’s impossible to pronounce.

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  • Many years ago, I was taken to meet the Guarani shamans of the Amazon.

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  • One of the names an Amazonian Guarani Indian elder gave me was He Who Catches the Songs because my heart has been able to catch more than a few sacred tunes.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • In Asunción, the capital city of Paraguay, the president of the Guarani drove me to a ceremony where, in the beginning, no one said a word.

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  • I was named He Who Catches the Songs by the Guarani shamans.

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  • The Guarani Indians of South America teach that a sacred song not only awakens your heart, it provides a channel for what they call the word souls to be carried and delivered to the community.

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  • The Guarani Indians of the Lower Amazon Basin in Paraguay have a similar belief about the sacred use of words and talk.

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