San Blas

noun

sanˈblas
plural San Blas
1
a
: a Cunan people of the islands off the north coast of Panama
b
: a member of such people
2
: a Chibchan language of the San Blas people

Word History

Etymology

from San Blas islands, archipelago off the north coast of Panama

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“San Blas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/San%20Blas. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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