Caliana

1 of 2

noun (1)

Ca·​lia·​na
kalˈyänə
plural Caliana or Calianas
1
a
: an Indian people of Venezuela
b
: a member of such people
2
: the language of the Caliana people constituting a language family

Calianá

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noun (2)

Ca·​lia·​ná
¦kalyə¦nä
plural Calianá or Calianás
1
a
: a Tupi-Guaranian people of northeastern Brazil
b
: a member of such people
2
: the language of the Calianá people

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Spanish, of American Indian origin

Noun (2)

Portuguese, of American Indian origin

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“Caliana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caliana. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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