Baniva

noun
Ba·​ni·​va | \ bə-ˈnē-və \
variants: or less commonly Baniwa \ bə-​ˈnē-​və \
plural Baniva or Banivas

Definition of Baniva

1a : an Arawakan people of the upper Orinoco and Río Negro, Venezuela and Colombia
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Baniva people

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History and Etymology for Baniva

Spanish baniva, of American Indian origin

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“Baniva.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Baniva. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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