Definition of Motilon in US English:

Motilon

(also Motilone, Motilones, Motilón)

noun

  • 1A member of any of various peoples living in and around the Colombian and Venezuelan Andes and in the lowlands around Lake Maracaibo.

  • 2Any of several unrelated languages spoken by the Motilon peoples, notably the Chibchan language of the Bari or the Carib language of the Yukpa.

adjective

  • Of, designating, or relating to the Motilon.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Spanish motilón, lit. ‘shaven-headed one’ from motilar to cut the hair, Aragonese variant of mutilar to mutilate from classical Latin mutilāre + -on.

Pronunciation

Motilon

/məʊtɪˈləʊn/