Tupi-Guarani language


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Noun1.Tupi-Guarani language - a family of South American Indian languagesTupi-Guarani language - a family of South American Indian languages
American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, American Indian, Indian - any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
Guarani - the language spoken by the Guarani of Paraguay and Bolivia
Tupi - the language spoken by the Tupi of Brazil and Paraguay
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(In the Tupi-Guarani language, abaporu means "the man who eats man.") In addition to a thorough exploration of Amaral's contributions to this key national-cultural project, the exhibition and its catalogue are poised to reveal other aspects of the artist's practice, from her early work in Paris to her bracing depictions of the working class.
Linguists describe contemporary research on the Guarani languages, a subgroup of the Tupi-Guarani language family in South America.
Ethnic distinctions may have existed in the populations brought to live at the missions by the Jesuits, in the same sense that the Chiriguano of eastern Bolivia, who also spoke a Tupi-Guarani language, was a distinct group that spoke a language related to that of the residents of the Paraguay missions.
Centroflora Group, based 250 kilometers west of the city of Sao Paulo, in Botucatu (meaning "clean air" in the indigenous Tupi-Guarani language), represents a case study of a company committed to sustainable practices.
It instead has invested on two fronts: It launched its own, new consumer-credit institution, Tail (which means "seeds" in the indigenous Tupi-Guarani language) to offer loans to the poor.
One of the most persistent problems seems to be the lack of sufficient data on earlier stages of a language (family); at least this seems to be the case for Francoise Rose's inquiry on why Emerillon, a Tupi-Guarani language, does not show the same pattern of reduplication as the rest of the family.