- 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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- 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
- 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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