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Gender Masculine
Usage Theatre
Pronounced Pron. KAL-ə-ban

Meaning & History

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.
Added 9/30/2006 by Annie
Edited 4/6/2019 by SeaHorse15 and baileyalyshia