Definition of Guaraní

1. Noun. The basic unit of money in Paraguay; equal to 100 centimos.

Terms within: Centimo
Generic synonyms: Paraguayan Monetary Unit

2. Noun. A member of the South American people living in Paraguay and Bolivia.
Generic synonyms: South American Indian

3. Noun. The language spoken by the Guarani of Paraguay and Bolivia.

Definition of Guaraní

1. Proper noun. South-American Indian language of the Tupí-Guaraní family; still in use in Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina. ¹

2. Noun. The currency of Paraguay, divided into 100 céntimos ¹

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Definition of Guaraní

1. a monetary unit of Paraguay [n -NIS or -NIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Guaraní

Guan Yin
Guangdong province
Guantanamo Bay
Guaraní (current term)
Guarnieri's gelatin agar
Guarnieri bodies
Guarnieri body
Guaroa virus
Guatemala City

Literary usage of Guaraní

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1. Researches Into the Physical History of Mankind by James Cowles Prichard (1847)
"In all these places the Guarani retain their old language and manners with little or no perceptible variation.* Paragraph 5.—Physical Characters of the ..."

2. History of the New World Called America by Edward John Payne (1899)
"Among these expanding stocks the most prominent is the Tupi-Guarani'. Originally seated, it seems probable, under the tropic, by the head waters of the ..."

3. Central and South America by Augustus Henry Keane, Clements Robert Markham (1901)
"The original seat of the widespread Guarani race has been traced to the ... Although the term " Guarani" is said to mean " warrior," they were not as a rule ..."

4. The Paraná: With Incidents of the Paraguayan War, and South American by Thomas Joseph Hutchinson (1868)
"THE Quichua in Santiago del Estero province, and the Guarani in Paraguay are the only existing languages of old times to be met with in the present day up ..."

5. History of the New World Called America by Edward John Payne (1899)
"Among these expanding stocks the most prominent is the Tupi-Guarani 1. Originally seated, it seems 1 ' Tupi' is explained as =' place,' being either a ..."

6. Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Spanish Language in the British Museum by British Museum Dept. of Manuscripts, Pascual de Gayangos (1877)
"Words collected from nativos written down from their mouth in January and February of 1853. Asuncion ; WC Ouseley f. 126 9. A few Guarani Verses ..... f. ..."

7. Report of the Annual Meeting (1856)
"... Bone in both Hands of a Guarani Man. By Professor ANDREW RETZIUS, of Stockholm. A Swedish gentleman, Signor Liljedahl, now mining engineer in Paraguay, ..."

8. The History of Paraguay: With Notes of Personal Observations, and by Charles Ames Washburn (1871)
"The Guarani Language. — Its Preservation a Doubtful Blessing. ... Other Tribes of the Guarani Family. — The Guaranis compared with other Indian Nations. ..."

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