jibaro

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Ji·ba·ro

 (hē′bə-rō′)
n. pl. Jibaro or Ji·ba·ros
1. A member of a South American Indian people of eastern Ecuador and northeast Peru.
2. The language of the Jibaro, of no known linguistic affiliation. In both senses also called Shuar.

[American Spanish Jíbaro, from earlier Xívaro, from Jibaro shuar, indigenous people.]

ji·ba·ro

 (hē′vä-rō′)
n. pl. ji·ba·ros
1. A rural inhabitant of Puerto Rico.
2. The country music of Puerto Rico.

[Puerto Rican Spanish jíbaro, from American Spanish jíbaro, member of the Jibaro people of South America (noted for their resistance to colonial rule); see Jibaro.]