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 (ī′mä-rä′, ī′mə-)
n. pl. Aymara or Ay·ma·ras
1. A member of a South American Indian people inhabiting parts of highland Bolivia and Peru.
2. The Aymaran language of the Aymara.


npl -ras or -ra
1. (Peoples) a member of a South American Indian people of Bolivia and Peru
2. (Languages) the language of this people, probably related to Quechua
[from Spanish aimará, of American Indian origin]
ˌAymaˈran adj


(ˌaɪ mɑˈrɑ)

n., pl. -ras, (esp. collectively) -ra.
1. an American Indian language spoken on the Altiplano of S Peru, Bolivia, and N Chile.
2. a speaker of Aymara.
Ay`ma•ran′, adj.
لغة أيمارا
Ajmara lingvo
aimaraaymaraidioma aimara
aimaraaimaran kieli
ajmarski jezikAymara
bahasa Aymara
lingua aymara
aimarųaimarų kalba
aimaru valoda
język ajmara
aimarálíngua aimará


A. ADJaimara, aimará
B. N
1. (= person) → aimara mf, aimará mf
2. (Ling) → aimara m, aimará m
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The institution has pioneered the rural installation of Smart ATMs, which have a multimedia system and can communicate with users in three local languages (Quechua, Aymara, and Guarani), Spanish, and English.
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Bolivian President Evo Morales, an Aymara Indian known for anti-imperialist and socialist rhetoric, will greet Francis at the airport and join him for a speech to local officials and diplomats before the pontiff goes to the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz.
Descendants of the Inka are alive today, and millions of people still speak the traditional languages of Quechua and Aymara.
Years ago, I had the privilege of living among the Aymara people of Peru.
The language barrier hindered the teaching of complex religious principles and no official translation of the catechism appeared in Quechua or Aymara until 1582-83.
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