Ciboney

noun
Ci·​bo·​ney
variants: or less commonly Siboney \ ˌsēbəˈnā , -​bō-​ \
plural Ciboney\ " \ or Ciboneys\ -​z \ or Ciboneyes\ -​ˈnāˌyās \

Definition of Ciboney

1a : an aboriginal people of Cuba closely related to or a division of the Arawaks
b : a member of the Ciboney people — compare taino
2 : the Arawakan language of the Ciboney people

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History and Etymology for Ciboney

Spanish, perhaps from Arawak siba-eyeri, from siba rock + eyeri man

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“Ciboney.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ciboney. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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