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Kalina

[ kah-lee-nah ]

noun

  1. a member of an Indigenous people of French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela, northern Brazil, and northern Guyana.
  2. the Carib language of the Kalina.


adjective

  1. of or relating to the Kalina or their language.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Kalina1

First recorded in 1950–55; from Kalina: literally, “strong men,” a self-designation; Carib ( def )

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