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also Gua·ra·ni  (gwä′rə-nē′)
n. pl. Guaraní or Gua·ra·nís also Gua·ra·ni or Gua·ra·nis
1. A member of a South American Indian people of Paraguay, northern Argentina, and southern Brazil.
2. The Tupí-Guaraní language of this people.

[Spanish guaraní, of South American Indian origin.]


n. pl. gua·ra·ni·es (-nē′ĕs)
See Table at currency.

[Spanish guaraní, Guaraní; see Guaraní.]


npl -ni or -nis
1. (Peoples) a member of a South American Indian people of Paraguay, S Brazil, and Bolivia
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Tupi-Guarani family; one of the official languages of Paraguay, along with Spanish


n, pl -ní or -nís
(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Paraguay, divided into 100 céntimos


(ˌgwɑr əˈni)

n., pl. -ni, -nis.
the basic monetary unit of Paraguay.
[1940–45; < Sp, after Guarani]


or Gua•ra•ní

(ˌgwɑr əˈni)

n., pl. -nis, -nies, (esp. collectively) -ni.
1. a member of any of a group of American Indian peoples of NE Paraguay and Brazil.
2. the language of these peoples.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guarani - the basic unit of money in Paraguay; equal to 100 centimos
centimo - a fractional monetary unit of Venezuela and Costa Rica and Equatorial Guinea and Paraguay and Spain
Paraguayan monetary unit - monetary unit in Paraguay
2.Guarani - a member of the South American people living in Paraguay and Bolivia
South American Indian - a member of a native Indian group in South America
3.Guarani - the language spoken by the Guarani of Paraguay and Bolivia
Tupi-Guarani, Tupi-Guarani language - a family of South American Indian languages
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