from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A subdivision of Tupi-Guarani that includes Tupi.
- n. A member of a Tupian-speaking people.
- adj. Of or relating to Tupian or to a Tupian-speaking people.
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- adj. Of the Tupi, pertaining to the Tupi or Tupi peoples.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Designating, or pertaining to, a linguistic stock of South American Indians comprising the most important Brazilian tribes. Agriculture, pottery, and stone working were practiced by them at the time of the conquest. The Tupi and the Guarani were originally the most powerful of the stock, which is hence also called Tupi-Guaranian.
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