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Meaning of cuica by Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez




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cuica
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It is a type of musical instrument of African origin, similar to the drum. In Chile it can mean tall, elegant, well-dressed or also foreign, foreign, outsider. Also the name of a marsupial animal, known as water possum, water suck, yapok or yap. Its scientific name is Chironectes minimus and belongs to the family Didelphidae . In Quechua means worm or worm. In Mexico it's a way to call a cop or a vigilante.

  

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