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1A member of an indigenous people living widely scattered throughout the Amazon jungle.
- ‘The Jivaro have medicinal plants desired by the multinational Monsanto-Searle.’
- ‘Gift-giving is also important among the Jivaro.’
- ‘In his piece he discussed his research trips to the Jivaros, an Amazonian tribe in Ecuador.’
- ‘These native peoples, including the Jivaro and the Waoroni, speak languages that are unrelated to Quechua.’
- ‘The Jivaro offer an interesting model, aside from the cannibalism.’
- ‘Harner's book ‘Way of the Shaman’ is a good read though, and the Jivaro journeying method is a useful technique to experiment with.’
- ‘You know, the Jivaro believe that once they shrink their enemy's heads, the soul is trapped inside it.’
2mass noun Any of the group of languages spoken by the Jivaro.
Relating to the Jivaro or their language.
- ‘Dogs hold a privileged position in Jivaro households.’
- ‘In contrast, consider the Jivaro peoples of Peru / Ecuador.’
- ‘Next to him is a quite authentic Jivaro blow-gun originating with the people who used to make fully functional shrunken heads.’
From Spanish jíbaro, probably from the local name Shuara, Shiwora.
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