Tupí-Guaraní languages

      one of the most widespread groups of South American Indian languages (after Arawakan). It is divided by some scholars into two major divisions: Tupí in eastern Brazil and Guaraní in Paraguay and Argentina. These languages were used by the first European traders and missionaries as contact languages in their dealings with the Indians. Guaraní became the national language of Paraguay, although not with official status; persons not speaking Guaraní are in a minority in that country. The language is also a literary language for works of a popular character, especially for songs. Some scholars classify Tupí-Guaraní with a number of other less important groups in a Tupian grouping.

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  • Tupí-Guaraní — [to͞o pē′gwä΄rä nē′, to͞o′pēgwä΄rä nē′] n. a language family of the Tupí language stock, including the Guaraní and Tupí languages, spoken from N Brazil to Uruguay and Argentina …   English World dictionary

  • Tupi-Guarani — Tupi Guaranian /tooh pee gwahr euh nee euhn, tooh pee /, adj., n. /tooh pee gwahr euh nee , tooh pee /, n. a family of Indian languages including Tupi, Guarani, lingua geral, and many others of central South America. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Tupi-Guarani — noun a family of South American Indian languages • Syn: ↑Tupi Guarani language • Hypernyms: ↑Amerind, ↑Amerindian language, ↑American Indian language, ↑American Indian, ↑Indian …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tupi-Guarani — also Tupí Guaraní noun Date: 1850 1. Tupi 2 2. a branch of the Tupi language family that includes Tupinamba, Guarani, and a number of other languages spoken from French Guiana south to Paraguay and west to eastern Colombia • Tupi Guaranian… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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