English translation of 'guaraní'
adjective, masculine and feminine noun
Guaraní is an American Indian language of the tupí-guaraní family and is widely spoken in Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia. In Paraguay it is the majority language and has equal official status with Spanish, which is spoken mainly by non-Indians. In parts of southern Brazil, tupí-guaraní is the basis for a pidgin known as Língua Geral, now losing ground to Portuguese. From guaraní and its sister dialect tupí come words like "jaguar", "tapir", "toucan" and "tapioca".
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Pery, el jefe de una tribu guaraní , (Plácido Domingo), se enamora de Cecilia, la hija de un noble portugues, (Verónica Villareal, una cantante chilena de una voz excepcional).El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1996)
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Translation of guaraní from the Collins Spanish to English Dictionary