from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A member of any of various widely scattered Indian peoples of Colombia and Central America.
- noun A language family comprising the languages spoken by these peoples.
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South America is home to an endemic amphibious murid radiation, Ichthyomyini, that consists of five genera: three whose members are generally termed fish-eating rats (Ichthyomys, Antomys and Neusticomys), as well as Rheomys (the Central American water mice) and Chibchanomys (the Chibchan water mice).
Harke_; the Slavonic _Siwa, Libussa, Zlata Baba_ ( "the golden woman"); the ancient Mexican _Itzcuinam, Yohmaltcitl, Tezistecatl_; the Chibchan rainbow-goddess _Cuchavira_; the Japanese _Kojasi
Chibchan stock, an offshoot from the main body in Columbia.