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Car·ib

 (kăr′ĭb)
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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Carib

(ˈkærɪb)
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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Car•ib

(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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Translations
kali’na
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