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

a region in central Chile.
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Age of menarche and nutritional status of indigenous and non-indigenous adolescents in the Araucania Region of Chile.
australis) occurred during an electrofishing sampling in the Piren River, located in the Araucania Region, central southern Chile.
Francis dove head-first into Chiles sex abuse scandal on his first full day in Santiago that came amid unprecedented opposition to his visit: Three more churches were torched overnight, including one burned to the ground in the southern Araucania region where Francis celebrates Mass on Wednesday.
17 visit with inhabitants of Chile's Araucania Region, where the indigenous Mapuche people have lived since well before the Spanish arrived in the 16th century.
Vespula vulgaris was first detected in Chile during the summer of 2011, in the mountains of the Araucania region (Barrera-Medina & Vidal 2013).