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15 Tupi-Guaraní Words You Didn’t Realize You Knew

Below is a list of 15 English words borrowed / derived from Tupi-Guaraní--an indigenous language family from South America. Given the original word in Tupi or Guaraní, can you guess the common English word used today?
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Last updated: June 11, 2021
First submittedJune 11, 2021
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Tupi / Guarani
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English
ĩwasaʼi
fruit
açai
kopira
beverage
caipirinha
ka'apuera
martial art
capoeira
kapi'iûara
animal
capybara
aka'iu
nut
cashew
kyynha
vegetable
cayenne pepper
îaûara
animal
jaguar
macavuana
animal
macaw
mani'oka
tuber
manioc
mbaraka
musical instrument
maraca
pety
flower
petunia
pira nya
fish
piranha
tipi'óka
food
tapioca
tapira
animal
tapir
tukana
animal
toucan
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