Definition of Machiguenga in US English:

Machiguenga

noun

  • 1A member of an Arawak people inhabiting Peru.

  • 2The Arawak language of this people.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Machiguengas or their language.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Daniel Brinton (1837–1899). FromAmerican Spanish Machiguenga from Machiguenga Machiguenga, self-designation, lit. ‘people’.

Pronunciation

Machiguenga

/matʃɪˈɡɛŋɡə/