- a member of an African people living N and S of the lower Benue River in E Nigeria.
- the Benue-Congo language of the Tiv.
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Costive, kos′tiv, adj. having the motion of the bowels too slow: constipated.
Restive, res′tiv, adj. unwilling to go forward: obstinate: jibbing back like a restive horse.
Transumptive, tran-sump′tiv, adj. transferred from one to another.
Undistinctive, un-dis-tingk′tiv, adj. making no distinctions.
Unconjunctive, un-kon-jungk′tiv, adj. impossible to be joined.
- plural Tivs or Tiv a member of a Negroid people of W Africa, living chiefly in the savanna of the Benue area of S Nigeria and noted by anthropologists for having no chiefs
- the language of this people, belonging to the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo family
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