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Ar·au·ca·ni·an(ăr′ô-kā′nē-ən) also A·rau·can (ə-rô′kən)
1. A language family of south-central Chile and the western pampas of Argentina that includes Mapuche.
2. A member of a people speaking an Araucanian language.
[Spanish araucano, Araucanian person, Mapuche, from Arauco, a former region of southern Chile.]
1. (Languages) a South American Indian language; thought to be an isolated branch of the Penutian phylum, spoken in Chile and W Argentina
2. (Peoples) a member of the people who speak this language
3. (Languages) of or relating to this people or their language
4. (Peoples) of or relating to this people or their language
Ar•au•ca•ni•an(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.