Definition of Chibchan in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɪbtʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
A language family of Colombia and Central America, most members of which are now extinct or nearly so.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • Here is the subtree for Chibchan.
  • The language of the Cunas belongs to the Chibchan group of languages.


Relating to Chibchan.
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