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  • Chibchan — [chib′chən] adj. designating or of various linguistic groups of South and Central American Indians: some of the languages are still spoken today …   English World dictionary

  • Chibchan — [ tʃɪbtʃ(ə)n] noun a language family of Colombia and Central America, most members of which are now extinct or nearly so. adjective relating to Chibchan …   English new terms dictionary

  • chibchan — chən adjective Usage: usually capitalized 1. : of or relating to a language stock of Colombia and Central America including Andaki, Barbacoa, Bribri, Cabecar, Cágaba, Chibcha, Coiba, Colima …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chibchan — adjective Date: 1902 of, relating to, or constituting a language family of Colombia and Central America …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Chibchan — /chib cheuhn/, n. a family of languages indigenous to Central America, Colombia, and Ecuador. [1905 10; CHIBCH(A) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • chibchan — chib·chan …   English syllables

  • Chibchan — Chib•chan [[t]ˈtʃɪb tʃən[/t]] n. peo a family of American Indian languages, varying in number according to the system of classification, spoken or formerly spoken in Central America and W Colombia • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Chibchan Water Mouse — Conservation status Data Deficient (IUCN 3.1)[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Chibchan languages — For other uses, see Chibcha language (disambiguation). Chibchan Geographic distribution: Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia Linguistic classification: primary family or perhaps Macro Chibchan Chibchan Subdivisions …   Wikipedia

  • Chibchan languages — ▪ language       a group of South American Indian languages that were spoken before CE 1500 in the area now comprising Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, western Colombia, and Ecuador. A now extinct Chibchan language sometimes known as Muisca was the …   Universalium

  • Macro-Chibchan — Infobox Language family name=Macro Chibchan altname=controversial region=Central America and Colombia familycolor=American family=Macro Chibchan child1=Chibchan child2=Misulmalpan child3= Xinca child4= Lenca Macro Chibchan is a proposal linking… …   Wikipedia

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