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[mass noun] A language family of Colombia and Central America, most members of which are now extinct or nearly so.
- ‘Both the Sumu and Miskito languages are derived from the Chibchan Indian language family of South America.’
- ‘Some Chibchan languages still survive in Colombia and Central America.’
- ‘Some of these families, such as Uto-Aztecan, overlap into North America, and others, such as Chibchan and Maipurean, extend from South America into Middle America.’
- ‘The language of the Cunas belongs to the Chibchan group of languages.’
- ‘Here is the subtree for Chibchan.’
- ‘The peoples who lived in the area where the balls are found were Chibchan speakers.’
Relating to Chibchan.
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