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Ma·pu·che (mä-po͞o′chā, -chĕ)
n. pl. Mapuche
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.]
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.
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These are lighter portrayals, tinged with melancholy, with the white-haired Araucanian Indian
goalkeeper in Soriano's "The Longest Penalty Ever" wondering if one heroic exploit qualifies a person for recognition and love.
There is a high prevalence of ICP in Chile (14%), especially among Araucanian Indian
women (24%), and in Bolivia.
In this way the Araucanian Indians
of Chile survived as an independent force until the late nineteenth century, and Native Americans controlled a large part of the U.