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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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Archaeological and linguistic analysis suggests that Cariban languages may have spread both northwest and southeast from the Orinoco River delta in relatively late prehistory, perhaps from the thirteenth century AD (Muysken 2012).
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).

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