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(tä-ē′nō) also Tai·no (tī′nō)
n. pl. Taíno or Taínos also Taino or Tai·nos
1. A member of an Arawak people of the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas whose culture was destroyed by genocide, epidemics, and assimilation under Spanish colonization in the early 1500s.
2. The language of this people.

[Spanish, of American Indian origin.]


npl -nos or -no
1. (Peoples) a member of an American Indian people of the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Arawakan family


(ˈtaɪ noʊ)

n., pl. -nos, (esp. collectively) -no.
1. a member of an American Indian people of the Greater Antilles and the Bahamas.
2. the extinct Arawakan language of the Taino.
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This 100,000-year-old cave was only discovered in 1926, although it was a sacred place for the Taino Indians 1000 years ago.
Now picture a class where students put not just Christopher Columbus, but his men and even King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella on mock trial for the mistreatment and murder of Taino Indians.
According to the authors of this article, the studies conducted by Martinez Cruzado do not define the presence of Taino Indians in contemporary Puerto Rican culture, but they encourage us to "revisar, darle profundidad y textura a los escenarios historicos que mejor describen lo que estaba pasando en la isla durante la conquista y la colonizacion espanola
The history of ceramics in the Dominican Republic goes back to the 8th century AID when Taino Indians began to extract the secrets of vegetable dyes like achiote (Bixa orellana) and multi-colored earthen clay (fine white china and black oxides).
There is the house of Nicolas de Ovando, governor of Santo Domingo in the early 1500's and a ruthless warrior against the Taino Indians.
Word History: The word hurricane is borrowed by way of Spanish from the language of the Taino Indians who, prior to the Spanish conquest of the New World, lived in great numbers on Hispaniola (modern Haiti and the Dominican Republic) and other islands of the West Indies.
Boriken was a name given by the Taino Indians to the Spaniards when the Spaniards took over what is now Puerto Rico.
If the Europeans were shocked to discover the existence of vast new populations, imagine the surprise of the Taino Indians of the Caribbean who, until the late 15th century, had assumed that their small chain of islands represented the entire universe.
Early in the morning of October 12th, 1492 Columbus and his companions disembarked from their three ships, after their long journey across the open seas of the Atlantic, and caught sight for the first time of the Taino Indians who inhabited the island in the Bahamas where they had arrived.
Native Taino indians knew it as Quisqueya, translated as 'mother of all lands' and romantics cannot fail to be inspired by the sense of history which lives on, rooted in their ancient traditions.
RF: Well, I've been endorsing Pearl percussions for about five years, since the release of my first signature line of conga drums, whose design displayed many positive indigenous symbols from the Caribbean's Taino Indians, among others.