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n. pl. Carib or Car·ibs
1. also Car·i·ban (kăr′ə-bən, kə-rē′bən) A member of a group of American Indian peoples of northern South America, the Lesser Antilles, and the eastern coast of Central America.
2. Any of the languages of the Carib.

[Spanish Caribe, from earlier Carib karibna, person, Carib.]

Car′ib adj.


npl -ibs or -ib
1. (Peoples) a member of a group of American Indian peoples of NE South America and the Lesser Antilles
2. (Languages) the family of languages spoken by these peoples
[C16: from Spanish Caribe, from Arawak]
ˈCariban adj


(ˈkær ɪb)

n., pl. -ibs, (esp. collectively) -ib for 1.
1. a member of an American Indian people that aboriginally inhabited parts of the Lesser Antilles and the South American coast from E Venezuela to the Amazon delta.
2. the Cariban language of these people.
[1545–55; < Sp caribe < Arawak]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Carib - a member of an American Indian peoples of northeastern South America and the Lesser AntillesCarib - a member of an American Indian peoples of northeastern South America and the Lesser Antilles
Amerindian, Native American - any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
2.Carib - the family of languages spoken by the Carib
American-Indian language, Amerind, Amerindian language, American Indian, Indian - any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
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His obsession with the Carib language is indeed coterminous with his desire to possess the soul of the native.
Regina, aged 43, from the Carib Territory, is the sole breadwinner for her children, and five grandchildren, and her steady income is the difference between life and death for all of them.
The first generation of these accounts, from the 1640s and 1650s, focused primarily on Carib Indians; where African slaves were mentioned, it was in the most denigrating terms.
Ask for kutcheela, a blend of coarse and fine seasonings used to spike any dish, and wash it, all down with the island's favorite brew, Carib beer.
and Carib Glass went to court Tuesday to argue whether the lockout of 875 workers is legal, but a judge postponed the hearing until Thursday.
The Somerset left-hander captained an under-strength England line-up to an eight-wicket victory over a Carib Beer XI after electing to try and rediscover his form.