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Aymara

Line breaks: Ay¦mara
Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪmərɑː
 
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Definition of Aymara in English:

noun (plural same or Aymaras)

1A member of an American Indian people inhabiting the high plateau region of Bolivia and Peru near Lake Titicaca.
Example sentences
  • For more than 500 years we, the Quechuas, Aymaras and Guaranis, the Indians who are native to this noble land, have been subject to slavery.
  • Well, he must have had a straw boat like the Aymaras use in Lake Titticacca.
  • Many Aymaras reside in cities and live in modern houses or apartments.
2 [mass noun] The language of the Aymara, with over 2 million speakers. It may be related to Quechua.
Example sentences
  • More than 50 percent are Amerindians who speak mainly Quechua or Aymara as well as Spanish.
  • Native American communities still maintain their indigenous languages such as Quechua, Aymara, and the lesser known Indian languages spoken by the Amazon groups.
  • Several varieties of Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara are spoken, and all have influenced one another in vocabulary, phonology, syntax, and grammar.

adjective

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Relating to the Aymara or their language.
Example sentences
  • These wider networks of solidarity, based on family ties, place of origin and ethnicity, have allowed the formation of an urban-rural Aymara identity, capable of a strong political projection.
  • The vanguard sector in this struggle is the well-organized Aymara peasants, who have descended en masse from the altiplano, above the capital.
  • Here I will attempt to ‘translate’ what I've learned over these years - mainly through my relationship with the indigenous Aymara people.

Origin

Bolivian Spanish.

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