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Carib

[ kar-ib ]
/ ˈkær ɪb /
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noun, plural Car·ibs, (especially collectively) Car·ib. for 1.
a member of a group of Indian peoples formerly dominant through the Lesser Antilles, now found in small numbers in a few areas of the West Indies and in parts of Central America and northeastern South America.
the family of languages spoken by the Caribs.
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Origin of Carib

1545–55; <Spanish caribe<Arawak
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British Dictionary definitions for Carib

Carib
/ (ˈkærɪb) /

noun
plural -ibs or -ib a member of a group of American Indian peoples of NE South America and the Lesser Antilles
the family of languages spoken by these peoples

Derived forms of Carib

Cariban, adjective

Word Origin for Carib

C16: from Spanish Caribe, from Arawak
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