Jivaro

noun

Ji·​va·​ro
ˈhēvəˌrō
variants or Jibaro
-ēbə-
plural Jivaro or Jivaros or Jibaro or Jibaros
1
a
: 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
Jivaroan
¦⸗⸗¦rōən
adjective

Word History

Etymology

Spanish jíbaro, of American Indian origin

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“Jivaro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jivaro. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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