Cariban


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Car·i·ban

 (kăr′ə-bən, kə-rē′bən)
n. pl. Cariban or Cari·bans
1. Variant of Carib..
2. A language family comprising the Carib languages.

Car′i·ban adj.

Ca•ri•ban

(ˈkær ə bən, kəˈri-)
n.
a family of American Indian languages, many now extinct or moribund, concentrated in the Guiana region of South America, with lesser representation in E Venezuela, Colombia, and Brazil S of the Amazon.
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A typological grammar of Panare; a Cariban language of Venezuela.
Spanish is the official language, but more than 30 Amerindian languages still survive, predominantly belonging to the Arawak, Cariban, and Chibcha ethnolinguistic categories.
Deliberate mistranslation of the word carib in Arawakan and Cariban languages into Caliban via the Spanish word Canibalis is cited as another instance of the failure as well as the violence of translation (41).