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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tupi \Tu"pi\, n. 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

a native language group of South America, also Tupian.

Tupi (software)

Tupi (formerly KTooN) is a software application for the design and creation of 2D animation. This tool, inspired by and for animators, is being developed by an open community. It is covered under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2, meaning that Tupi is free and open-source software. After Tupi was forked from KToon, KToon's official website was changed to redirect to the website for Tupi.


Tupi can mean:

  • Tupi people of Brazil
  • Tupi or Tupian languages, spoken in South America
    • Tupi language, an extinct Tupian language spoken by the Tupi people
  • Tupi, former name of the Lula oil field off the coast of Brazil
  • Tupi Paulista, a Brazilian municipality
  • Tupi, South Cotabato, a Philippine municipality
    • Tupi National High School
  • Tupi class, a Brazilian Navy version of the Type 209 submarine
    • Tupi (submarine), the lead submarine of the class, commissioned in 1989
  • Tupi Football Club, a Brazilian football (soccer) club
  • Brazil national rugby union team, nicknamed Os Tupis
  • Rede Tupi, the first Brazilian TV network (1950–1980)
  • The tupi blackberry, a Mexican hybrid of the Comanche and Uruguai varieties
  • Tupi, Free and open source 2D animation software
  • Tupí fermented cheese

Tupí, also known as formatge de tupí, is a fermented cheese of a certain area of the Pyrenees and Pre-Pyrenees made from cows' or sheep's milk.

It is a cheese traditionally prepared in the mountainous Pallars region, as well as in the Cerdanya and the Alt Urgell. Together with the llenguat, another fermented cheese of the same area, it is one of the few varieties of cheese of true Catalan origin.

Tupi (Hindu)

Tupi टुपि is a bundle of hair usually kept by the Hindu people. The history and obligations of Tupi are exactly the same way where the Hindu people keep it for their cultural introductions.

Usage examples of "tupi".

The custom prevailed among tribes so widely asunder as Peruvians, Tupis, Creeks, Iroquois, Algonkins, and Greenland Eskimos to thrash the curs most soundly during an eclipse.

Ancient Tupi is the basis of the Lingoa Geral, the inter-tribal tongue on the Middle Amazon.

Two brothers, Tupi and Guarani, lived with their families upon the sea-coast of Brazil.

He knew, for instance, that sloths were called sloths because the Tupi word for the three-toed sloth was ai, and AI had stood for artificial idiot or artificial imbecile ever since the concept of artificial intelligence had been subdivided.

Tupita, with the snap ring on the leash, fastened the leash on my right cuff, and Sita fastened the other leash on my left cuff.