Garifuna

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Ga·ri·fu·na

 (gä′rē-fo͞o′nə)
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 believed that the Black Carib or Garifuna are descendants of the Igneri people.
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The ever-fearful English colonists convinced Abercombie to relocate the Black Carib warriors to another English colony.
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Conflict between the British and the black Caribs continued until 1796, when General Abercrombie crushed a revolt fomented by the French radical Victor Hugues.
Some of the old barracks now house a museum with the colourful history of the Black Caribs depicted on its walls.
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