Island Carib


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Is′land Car′ib


n.
an Arawakan language incorporating many Carib loanwords, formerly spoken in the Lesser Antilles and now surviving only among the Black Caribs of Central America.
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The Garifuna language derives from the Island Carib language.
Ensor draws on settlement layout evidence to support the somewhat variable nature of Taino kinship, and Louis Allaire's wonderful essay reviews documentary and archaeological evidence to deconstruct the origins and identity of the Island Carib.
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.