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n. pl. Garifuna or Garifu·nas
1. A member of a people of Carib, Arawak, and African ancestry living along the Caribbean coast of Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, and Nicaragua. The Garifuna were deported to the area in the late 1700s after their defeat by the British on the island of St. Vincent, where shipwrecked and escaped African slaves had intermarried with the indigenous population beginning in the early 1600s.
2. The Arawakan language spoken by the Garifuna.

[American Spanish Garífuna, from Proto-Carib *karipona, Carib.]
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It is form of dance created by Garifuna people and is generally performed during festivities.
That region is also home to the Garifuna people and to the Guadalupe Carney campesino community that has been a locus of resistance and land reclamation efforts.
Garifuna Settlement is the celebration of the arrival of the Garifuna people to Belize, Guatemala and Nicaragua beginning in November 1802 after reaching shores in Honduras on April 12, 1797 after being exiled due to their resistance of British colonization.
These arguments adopt international indigenous rights discourse which tend to essentialize women as bearers of culture and responsible for the survival of the Garifuna people.
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The lively celebration illustrates the devotion and enthusiasm of the Garifuna people in keeping their culture alive through music, dance and food.
Arbara Flores, a professor of theology and a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Belize, gives a fascinating and detailed glimpse into the spiritual worldview of the Garifuna people of Belize, descendants of West African slaves and Carib Indians.
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