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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How to use Tiv in a sentence
Punitive (pū′ni-Tiv), pertaining to punishment: inflicting punishment; Pū′nitory, punishing: tending to punishment.
Restive, res′Tiv, adj. unwilling to go forward: obstinate: jibbing back like a restive horse.
Totitive, tot′i-Tiv, n. a number less than another having with it no common divisor but unity.
Transumptive, tran-sump′Tiv, adj. transferred from one to another.
Undistinctive, un-dis-tingk′Tiv, adj. making no distinctions.
British Dictionary definitions for Tiv
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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