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

  • n. A language family widely spread throughout the Amazon River valley, coastal Brazil, and northeast South America.

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  • n. a family of South American Indian languages

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Examples

  • Anacondas are known in Brazil as Sucuri (a Tupi-Guarani Indian name), and are the largest snakes in the Americas.

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  • According to the press release: 'ikove means 'keep alive' in Tupi-Guarani, an indigenous South American language, and the luxurious Ikove Acai Chocolate skincare range does just that!'

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  • Does the word 'chocolate' mean something else in Tupi-Guarani?

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  • He woke with a start when Quental spoke a few words to him in the Tupi-Guarani dialect of the region, addressing him as Manoel.

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  • The Tupi-Guarani have one word only to express all the varieties of love known to them -- _aihu_.

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  • It suggests the "Enduap" (rondache) of ostrich-plumes worn by the Tupi-Guarani barbarians of the Brazil, the bunchy caudal appendages which made the missionaries compare them with pigeons.

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  • Universidade Estadual Paulista, from an indigenous Tupi-Guarani word meaning "reddish".

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  • Autochthonous cultures, particularly the Aztecs, Mayas, Incas and Tupi-Guarani, produced sophisticated thought systems centuries before the arrival of Europeans in America.

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