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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.
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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
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(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]
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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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References in classic literature ?
I asked him the names of the several nations of his sort of people, but could get no other name than Caribs; from whence I easily understood that these were the Caribbees, which our maps place on the part of America which reaches from the mouth of the river Orinoco to Guiana, and onwards to St.
The cannibals of the Caribbean have had a strong hold on the European imagination since that time; in fact, the word "cannibal" is a corruption of the names "Kalinago" or "Carib" (Roessingh 212).
The Garifuna language derives from the Island Carib language.
Before Columbus, each year around June, Island Caribs in Martinique scanned the horizon for the appearance of the constellation they called The Heron's Canoe, signaling the onset of the hurricane season and the need for heightened vigilance.
Cloud Carib needed to replace the native VMware user interface to reduce customer onboarding time, simplify the user experience and ensure it could continue to deliver the latest VMware vCloud director features to its clients.
A global digital media publishing company, Carib develops products and solutions for some of the largest enterprises in the world, including Rotana Media Group, Warner Bros.
Carib Energy is also cementing its involvement in future LNG fuel bunkering for ships transiting between the US and Caribbean markets.
Mae'r rhaglen am ynys fwya'r Carib yn y gyfres Yr Ynys nos Fawrth, yn gychwyn ar daith fydd yn mynd ni hefyd i ynysoedd Fiji, Cyprus, Zanzibar, Gwlad yr I a'r Galapagos.
Trinidad's ANSA McAL Ltd., parent company of Guardian Media Ltd., Trinidad Broadcasting, Carib Brewery Ltd.
speaks English, offers to take me to Angel Falls; and the Carib woman
More likely, though, is that Graham Holland's pair of Carib King and Leeview Jet will provide the solution to this contest.
Mae yna dri batiwr cyffrous yn ei rhengoedd - Ryan ten Daeschate sy'n hanu o Dde Affrica, ac yn chwarae i'r Iseldiroedd, Graham Napier a Ravi Bopara, oedd yn rhan o dm llwyddiannus Lloegr a Chymru allan yn y Carib yn ddiweddar.