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Jívaro

[ hee-vuh-roh ]
/ ˈhi vəˌroʊ /
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noun, plural Jí·va·ros, (especially collectively) Jí·va·ro for 1.
a member of a group of American Indian peoples of eastern Ecuador and northern Peru, formerly renowned for their custom of preserving the hair and shrunken skin from the severed heads of enemies.
any of the four extant languages of the Jivaro.
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British Dictionary definitions for Jívaro

Jivaro
/ (ˈhɪːvərəu) /

noun
  1. a member of a group of sub-tribes native to the Amazonian forests of Peru and Ecuador, formerly noted for their warlike nature and head-shrinking rituals
  2. as modifierJivaro rituals
any of the languages spoken by the Jivaro people

Word Origin for Jivaro

C19: from Spanish jíbaro, from Shuar shuar people
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