Araucanian



a member of an Indian people of central Chile.
the language of the Araucanians, spoken in central Chile and northern Argentina.
pertaining to the Araucanians or to their language.
Historical Examples

Jos, the portero accompanying them, was an Araucanian Indian by birth, but he spoke Spanish fluently.
Francisco Our Little Argentine Cousin Eva Cannon Brooks

The Araucanian pressed his hand, and sat down silently by his side.
The Gold-Seekers Gustave Aimard

It was in the neighbourhood of the Biobio River that he first encountered the Araucanian warriors of the true stock.
South America W. H. Koebel

But, since they spoke Araucanian, his Spanish served him as little as Hebrew.
In Search of the Castaways Jules Verne

He even learned that his name was Thalcave, a word which signifies in Araucanian “the thunderer.”
In Search of the Castaways Jules Verne

Villagran, returning to the capital with reinforcements, found the investing Araucanian army in a totally unprepared condition.
South America W. H. Koebel

They asked the Chilian government to let them evangelize the fierce Araucanian savages, but this was refused.
The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell

Arauco, a province of Chile, named from the Araucanian Indians; area, 2189 sq. miles; pop.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

Lautaro himself, the flower of the Araucanian warriors, perished in the ensuing struggle.
South America W. H. Koebel

A hundred miles south of the city he came in sight of the Araucanian army.
The South American Republics, Part II (of 2) Thomas C. Dawson

noun
a South American Indian language; thought to be an isolated branch of the Penutian phylum, spoken in Chile and W Argentina
a member of the people who speak this language
adjective
of or relating to this people or their language

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