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  • proper noun A language isolate spoken in Chile and Argentina by the Mapuche people.


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

[Mapuche : mapu, earth + dungun, speech.]

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Mapudungun mapu ("earth, land") + dungun ("speak, speech")


  • I had to poke around a lot to realize that this must be what Ethnologue calls Mapudungun, a language spoken in Chile and Argentina. UNIVERSAL CONJUGATOR.

  • In recent years MT firms like Systran of San Diego, California, which currently supplies Google and AltaVista, and Language Weaver of Marina del Ray, California, have incorporated advances in linguistics and statistics to render texts in languages from Croatian to Mapudungun, spoken by the Mapuches in Chile.


  • (Chile, Argentina) Mari mari Mapudungun (Chile, Argentina) [after absense] Fütá kuyfí

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  • Aragonese (Aragon Spain) Ola Aragonese (Aragon Spain) Salú [Aramaic, see Assyrian and Chaldean] Aranda (Australia) Kelemwarre [Araucano, see Mapudungun] [Arawak, see Taino]

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