Words From Tupi–Guaraní Languages
- Agouti †
- from Tupi–Guaraní akutí, via French and Spanish.
- Cashew †
- from Tupí acaîu, via Portuguese caju.
- Capybara †
- from Guaraní kapibári.
- Cayenne †
- from Tupí kyinha.
- Cougar †
- ultimately corrupted from Guaraní guaçu ara.
- Jaguar †
- from Tupinambá /jaˈwar-/, via Portuguese.
- Jaguarundi †
- from Guaraní.
- Maraca †
- from Tupí maraka
- Macaw †
- via Portuguese Macau from Tupi macavuana, which may be the name of a type of palm tree the fruit of which the birds eat.
- Manioc †
- from Tupinambá /maniˈʔok-/.
- Petunia †
- from Tupí petun 'smoke'
- Piranha †
- from Tupí.
- Tapioca †
- from Tupinambá /tɨpɨˈʔok-a/, "juice squeezed out".
- Tapir †
- from Tupinambá /tapiˈʔir-/.
- Toucan †
- from Tupinambá /tuˈkan-/, via Portuguese and French.
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