Jivaro

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Ji·va·ro

 (hē′və-rō′)
n. pl. Jivaro or Ji·va·ros
Variant of Jibaro.

Jivaro

(ˈhɪːvərəu)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology)
a. a member of a group of sub-tribes native to the Amazonian forests of Peru and Ecuador, formerly noted for their warlike nature and head-shrinking rituals
b. (as modifier): Jivaro rituals.
2. (Languages) any of the languages spoken by the Jivaro people
[C19: from Spanish jíbaro, from Shuar shuar people]
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Head-Shrinkers versus Shrinks: Jivaroan Dream Analysis.
In this way, we see the absence of what could form the basis of a fatherland in the Amerindian manner (see also Taylor 1993: 675 for the Jivaroan case and lack of historicity and deaths).
A second type of SwAt marking which is common in South America, especially in Tupian and Jivaroan languages, marks continue/shift attention by means of special forms of pronominal affixes.