See also: Machi
machi (plural machis)
- A traditional healer and religious leader in the Mapuche culture of Chile and Argentina.
- 2015 August 19, Pascale Bonnefoy, “Alongside a Doctor’s Care, a Dose of Traditional Healing”, in New York Times:
- Many Mapuche women in La Pintana often went without health care because they did not trust conventional Western medicine or feared discrimination in public health clinics, and traveling hundreds of miles to see a machi in their communities of origin was impractical.