Carib

Carib

[kar-ib]
noun, plural Caribs (especially collectively) Carib. for 1.
1.
a member of a group of Indian peoples formerly dominant through the Lesser Antilles, now found in small numbers in a few areas of the West Indies and in parts of Central America and northeastern South America.
2.
the family of languages spoken by the Caribs.

Origin:
1545–55; < Spanish caribe < Arawak

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Carib (ˈkærɪb)
 
n , -ibs, -ib
1.  a member of a group of American Indian peoples of NE South America and the Lesser Antilles
2.  the family of languages spoken by these peoples
 
[C16: from Spanish Caribe, from Arawak]
 
'Cariban
 
adj

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