Jívaro: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hē'vu-rō"), [key]
— n., pl. -ros, -ro
  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.
  2. any of the four extant languages of the Jivaro.
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