Ji·​va·​ro | \ ˈhēvəˌrō \
variants: or Jibaro \ -​ēbə-​ \
plural Jivaro or Jivaros or Jibaro or Jibaros

Definition of Jivaro

1a : a group of peoples of northwestern Peru and southern Ecuador
b : a member of any of such peoples
2 : the language of the Jivaro peoples constituting a language family

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Other Words from Jivaro

Jivaroan \ ¦⸗⸗¦rōən \ adjective

History and Etymology for Jivaro

Spanish jíbaro, of American Indian origin

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“Jivaro.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jivaro. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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