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

  • n. A member of a widespread group of South American Indian peoples of south-central Chile and the western pampas of Argentina, including the Mapuche.
  • n. The family of languages spoken by the Araucanians.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Mapuche
  • n. Mapudungun
  • adj. Mapuche
  • adj. Mapudungun-language
  • adj. Mapuche language family

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

Spanish araucano, from Arauco, a former region of southern Chile.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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