Ciboney

noun

Ci·​bo·​ney
variants or less commonly Siboney
ˌsēbəˈnā,
-bō-
plural Ciboney
"
or Ciboneys
-z
or Ciboneyes
-ˈnāˌyās
1
a
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 15 Jun. 2024.

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