Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A language family of south-central Chile and the western pampas of Argentina that includes Mapuche.
  • noun A member of a people speaking an Araucanian language.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Araucania, a territory in the southern part of Chili, mainly comprised in the modern provinces of Arauco and Valdivia.
  • noun A native or an inhabitant of Araucania.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Mapuche
  • noun uncommon, offensive Mapudungun
  • adjective Mapuche
  • adjective uncommon, offensive Mapudungun-language
  • adjective offensive Mapuche language family

Etymologies

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

[Spanish araucano, Araucanian person, Mapuche, from Arauco, a former region of southern Chile.]

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