1

Caliana

noun Ca·lia·na \kalˈyänə\

Definition of Caliana

plural

Caliana

or

Calianas

  1. 1a :  an Indian people of Venezuela b :  a member of such people

  2. 2 :  the language of the Caliana people constituting a language family

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of caliana

Spanish, of American Indian origin


2

Calianá

noun Ca·lia·ná \¦kalyə¦nä\

Definition of Calianá

plural

Calianá

or

Calianás

  1. 1a :  a Tupi-Guaranian people of northeastern Brazil b :  a member of such people

  2. 2 :  the language of the Calianá people

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of calianá

Portuguese, of American Indian origin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Caliana? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ