Definition of Tupi-guarani language
1. Noun. A family of South American Indian languages.
Generic synonyms: American Indian, American-indian Language, Amerind, Amerindian Language, Indian
Specialized synonyms: Guarani, Tupi
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tupi-guarani Language
Literary usage of Tupi-guarani language
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1. Brazil and the Brazilians by Daniel Parish Kidder, James Cooley Fletcher (1866)
"This learned philologist says that as far northward as the equator and as far south as Buenos Ayres the Tupi-Guarani language was to be found. ..."
2. Principles of English Etymology by Walter William Skeat (1891)
"This describes the Tupi- Guarani language, or the language of the native Tupi and Guarani tribes. Tupi-Guarani Word-list. Ipecacuanha (Port. ..."
3. Central America, the West Indies and South America by Henry Walter Bates, Augustus Henry Keane (1885)
"... or common speech, which is in fact the Tupi-Guarani language we have already spoken of in describing the Guaranis of Paraguay. ..."
4. The Land of the Amazons by Frederico José de Santa-Anna Nery (1901)
"The Tupi-Guarani language has neither / nor I, but it has the letter r, only it is always pronounced very softly, whether it is at the commencement or in ..."
5. The Naturalist on the River Amazons: A Record of Adventures, Habits of by Henry Walter Bates (1884)
"... and hence it is called by philologists the Tupi-Guarani language; printed grammars of it are always on sale at the shops of the Pard booksellers. ..."