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(ˌærɔːˈkeɪnɪə; Spanish arauˈkanja)
(Placename) a region of central Chile, inhabited by Araucanian Indians


(ˌær ɔˈkeɪ ni ə)

a region in central Chile.
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Contract awarded for Organizational Redesign Gore Araucania
Francisco Huenchumilla, governor of the Araucania region, said the eruption has so far caused no deaths.
On March 12--just one day after Bachelet took office--the new intendente (appointed regional governor) of the Araucania Francisco Huenchumilla formally apologized for the "dispossession" of the Mapuche's ancestral lands.
The couple's death triggered a national debate about the conflict in the Araucania region and the use of tough dictatorship-era measures to curb the violence.
The chronological narrative begins with the Chilean military's occupation of Araucania in 1862 and continues through issues of claiming historical truth in the current era of neoliberal multiculturalism.
Helicopters have been airlifting emergency supplies to eight districts in the Araucania region, which is only just recovering from the Puyehue volcanic eruption in June, which spewed ash over vast swathes of the countryside, damaging crops.
The geothermal power plant will be situated in the district of San Gregorio between the regions of La Araucania and Bio Bio.
Merken has played a central role in the ancient traditions and cuisine of the native Mapuche people, indigenous inhabitants of Central and Southern Chile, in the Araucania region of Chile for centuries," says Paulina Penaloza, co-founder of Chileangourmet.
Focussing on the Araucania region in Chile, the two institutions will train Chilean students in psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and support professionals working in organizations in Chile to strengthen their capacity to assist children and teens with psychological adaptation difficulties.
ON JANUARY 10, 1862, in the town of Los Angeles in the Republic of Chile, after having sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, the prisoner in the dock declared that his name was Prince Orelie-Antoine de Tounens; that he had been born in France, in the Department of Dordogne; that he was 36 years old; that he had been a resident of Chile or Araucania since August 22, 1858; and that he was single and had no occupation.
So-named for the involvement of ethnic Mapuches, Chile's largest indigenous group, the conflict also involves non-Mapuche farmers and rural business magnates, as well as heavily armed carabineros [uniformed police], which maintain a constant presence in and around certain 'hotspot' communities in the Biobio and Araucania regions.