noun, plural Tivs, (especially collectively) Tiv.

  1. a member of an African people living N and S of the lower Benue River in E Nigeria.
  2. the Benue-Congo language of the Tiv.


  1. plural Tivs or Tiv a member of a Negroid people of W Africa, living chiefly in the savanna of the Benue area of S Nigeria and noted by anthropologists for having no chiefs
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo family

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