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

  • n. A member of any of a group of South American Indian peoples living along the coast of Brazil, in the Amazon River valley, and in Paraguay.
  • n. The Tupian language of the Tupi.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The Tupi tribe of South America, in French Guiana.
  • proper n. The language of this tribe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. An Indian of the tribe from which the Tupian stock takes its name, dwelling, at the advent of the Portuguese, about the mouth of the Amazon. Also, their language, which is the basis of the Indian trade language of the Amazon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of the South American Indian people living in Brazil and Paraguay
  • n. the language spoken by the Tupi of Brazil and Paraguay


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