Pronounced Pron. KAL-ə-ban
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Contributor Contrib.Annie on 9/30/2006
From a version of the Spanish word canibal "cannibal", with -n- and -l- interchanged, found in Hakluyt's 'Voyages' (1599). Shakespeare created this name for the savage, deformed slave of Prospero in his play 'The Tempest' (1611). It was given to one of Uranus' moons.