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biba
pronunciation
bee-bah
meaning
To burst forth with exclamations of approval.
etymology
From Spanish viva, meaning "long live" or "hurray".
additional comments
One of the uses of the word in Spanish is as a term of celebration, as in the word "hurray", which is how the word is used now in modern Chamorro. Mother's Day and Father's Day, holidays that celebrate mothers and fathers are greeted with a "Biba Ha'ånen Man Nåna" and "Biba Ha'ånen Man Tåta". On someone's birthday you may hear "Biba Kumpleaños!"
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