サイバシ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Chinook Jargon siwosh "Indian", from French sauvage "savage". Possibly influenced by Japanese 才走る saibashiru "to be clever".

Noun[edit]

サイバシ (romaji saibashi)

  1. (Canadian Japanese) An Indian; a Canadian aboriginal.

References[edit]

  • Hancock, Ian F. (1969) A Chinook Jargon loanword in Canadian Japanese. American Speech, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 231–232.