• WordNet 3.6
    • n Tupi the language spoken by the Tupi of Brazil and Paraguay
    • n Tupi a member of the South American Indian people living in Brazil and Paraguay
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • pr. n Tupi An Indian of the tribe from which the Tupian stock takes its name, dwelling, at the advent of the Portuguese, about the mouth of the Amazon. Also, their language, which is the basis of the Indian trade language of the Amazon.
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In literature:

Dr. Brinton in his Myths and Myth-Makers gives examples from Peruvians, Tupis, Creeks, Iroquois and Algonkins.
"Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1" by Andrew Lang
Tupi is the common idiom.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
The Tupis and Caribs, the Mayas and Creeks, entertained very similar expectations.
"The Myths of the New World" by Daniel G. Brinton
Those found on the Lower Amazon are more or less civilised, and are known as Tupis, or Tapuyas.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
There is reason, however, to suppose one of them was the Tupi or "lengua geral," of Brazil.
"The Arawack Language of Guiana in its Linguistic and Ethnological Relations" by Daniel G. Brinton
Their languages show affinity to the Tupi-Guarani stock.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
Among the linguistically distinct peoples found in the latter area are the Tupi, Arawaks, and Caribs.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
This is well illustrated in the Tupi tongue.
"The Philosophic Grammar of American Languages, as Set Forth by Wilhelm von Humboldt" by Daniel G. Brinton
These were fair specimens of the Tupi-Guaranies, the largest of the four great families into which the Brazilian aborigines have been classified.
"The South American Republics Part I of II" by Thomas C. Dawson

In news:

Petrobras 'clarifies' BG statement over Tupi , Guara finds.