Cayapa

noun
Ca·ya·pa | \ kəˈyäpə , kīˈäpə \
plural Cayapa or Cayapas

Definition of Cayapa 

1a : a Barbacoan people of the province of Esmeraldas in northwestern Ecuador

b : a member of such people

2 : the language of the Cayapa people

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Cayapa

Spanish, of American Indian origin

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Cayapa

Dictionary Entries near Cayapa

cay

Cayabi

cayak

Cayapa

Cayapo

cayenne

Cayenne

Statistics for Cayapa

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Cayapa

What made you want to look up Cayapa? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a magnificent or impressive array

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!