Definition of Subtiaba in English:

Subtiaba

(also subtiaba, sutiaba)

noun

  • 1A member of an American Indian people of western Nicaragua.

  • 2The Tlapanec language formerly spoken by this people.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Subtiabas or their language.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Daniel Brinton (1837–1899). From Subtiaba, Sutiaba, the name of a settlement and former district in western Nicaragua from a Nahuatl word meaning ‘water snail river’.

Pronunciation

Subtiaba

/ˌsʊbtɪˈɑːbə/