Caribbean

Caribbean

[kar-uh-bee-uhn, kuh-rib-ee-]
adjective
1.
pertaining to the Caribs, the Lesser Antilles, or the Caribbean Sea and its islands.
noun
2.
a Carib.
4.
the, Informal. the islands and countries of the Caribbean Sea collectively.

inter-Caribbean, adjective
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Caribbean (ˌkærɪˈbiːən, US kəˈrɪbɪən)
 
adj
1.  of, or relating to, the Caribbean Sea and its islands
2.  of, or relating to, the Carib or any of their languages
 
n
3.  the Caribbean the states and islands of the Caribbean Sea, including the West Indies, when considered as a geopolitical region
4.  short for the Caribbean Sea
5.  a member of any of the peoples inhabiting the islands of the Caribbean Sea, such as a West Indian or a Carib

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Caribbean
from Carib, indigenous people's name for themselves, from Arawakan kalingo or kalino, said to mean "brave ones."
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