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 (mä-po͞o′chā, -chĕ)
n. pl. Mapuche or Ma·pu·ches
1. A member of a South American Indian people inhabiting south-central Chile.
2. The Araucanian language of the Mapuche. Also called Mapudungun.

[Mapuche : mapu, earth + che, people.]


(ˌær ɔˈkeɪ ni ən)

1. a member of an American Indian people of S central Chile and adjacent areas of Argentina.
2. the language of the Araucanians.
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TEMUCO, CHILE -- Sixteen indigenous Mapuche activists and supporters in June found themselves on trial in Chile facing controversial charges of "illicit terrorist association" based on their involvement in the struggle for repossession of Mapuche territorial lands.
As we walk through her garden, shaded by a large wisteria vine, Ulloa tells me that this tradition of pottery making originated in the region's Mapuche settlements.
Eighteen Mapuche Indian leaders are scheduled to go on trial in Chile soon.
Proceeds will help them trek through the forests and mountains of Argentina this summer and take part in a community project with the native Mapuche Indians in an expedition organised by Camre Cymru.
So, don't be surprised if Buck finds Mapuche Indians in Australia.
Mapuche poet Elicura Chihauilaf of the Universidad Mayor in Temuco, Chile, gives a bilingual poetry reading.
Other highlights of the conference included a trade show and networking mixer, featuring CANDO international guest conference delegate from Chile, Franciso Painepaen of the Empresarios Mapuche.
Cecilia Vicuna's stirring introduction sets the tone to perceive the Mapuche renaissance of ul, or song, in what follows.
Land disputes -- Mapuche Indians in southern Chile pressing for indigenous land rights through peaceful occupation of lands that were previously Mapuche were fined and jailed in January 1994 for 1993 "occupations.
Natrol([R]) MaquiBerry -- The Maqui (pronounced "Mah-kee") plant, indigenous to the Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina, bears a deep-colored berry that has been consumed for centuries by the Mapuche Indians for its health benefits.
SANTIAGO, Chile -- A Mapuche Indian leader who became the face of Chile's environmental movement was found floating in a reservoir she spent a decade trying to prevent from being created.
The Mapuche made the same demands on Pinera's post-dictatorship predecessors (NotiSur, Nov.