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Chibcha

[chib-chuh]
noun, plural Chib·chas, (especially collectively) Chib·cha for 1.
  1. a member of a now extinct tribe of South American Indians, having an advanced culture, who lived on a high plateau of Bogotá, Colombia.
  2. the extinct language of the Chibcha.
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  • Later on, however, he was himself caught by the practical possibilities lurking in the old Chibcha legend.

    The Gilded Man

    Clifford Smyth

  • The chiefs of the Chibcha were all absolute monarchs and the appointment of priests rested with them.

    Man, Past and Present

    Agustus Henry Keane

  • One may also see some rocks on which are carved certain figures long supposed to be Chibcha hieroglyphics.

  • We have but two sources of information respecting the much-debated question of Chibcha culture.

  • One hundred and fifty thousand people live on that plain to-day, and the population in Chibcha times was probably even larger.