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 (to͞o-pē′) or Tu·pi (to͞o′pē, to͞o-pē′)
n. pl. Tupí or Tu·pís also Tupi or Tu·pis
1. A member of any of a group of South American Indian peoples living along the coast of Brazil, in the Amazon River valley, and in Paraguay.
2. The Tupian language of the Tupí.
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npl -pis or -pi
1. (Peoples) a member of a South American Indian people of Brazil and Paraguay
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Tupi-Guarani family
Tuˈpian adj
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or Tu•pí

(tuˈpi, ˈtu pi)

n., pl. -pis, (esp. collectively) -pi.
1. a member of any of various groupings of American Indian peoples that inhabit or formerly inhabited parts of Brazil S of the Amazon River.
2. the family of closely related languages spoken by these peoples.
3. Tupian.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tupi - a member of the South American Indian people living in Brazil and ParaguayTupi - a member of the South American Indian people living in Brazil and Paraguay
South American Indian - a member of a native Indian group in South America
2.Tupi - the language spoken by the Tupi of Brazil and ParaguayTupi - the language spoken by the Tupi of Brazil and Paraguay
Tupi-Guarani, Tupi-Guarani language - a family of South American Indian languages
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Petrobras studies of the offshore Tupi field and a new discovery nearby showed enough oil to increase national oil reserves by more than half and appeared to show enough petroleum to make Brazil one of the top 10 oil producers in the world, the company announced.
Lula has been emboldned by the recent discovery of the Tupi field, an offshore oil super-giant which can produce up to 1m b/d from ultra-deep Fms in Brazil's Santos Basin.
The government-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, said the new "ultra-deep" Tupi field could hold as much as eight billion barrels of recoverable light crude, sending Petrobras shares soaring and prompting predictions that Brazil could join the world's "top 10" oil producers.