Carib
Carib Car"ib, n.; pl. {Caries}. [See {Cannibal}.] (Ethol.) A native of the Caribbee islands or the coasts of the Caribbean sea; esp., one of a tribe of Indians inhabiting a region of South America, north of the Amazon, and formerly most of the West India islands. [1913 Webster]

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  • Carib — Carib, Island Carib or Kalinago people, after whom the Caribbean Sea was named, live in the Lesser Antilles islands. They are an Amerindian people whose origins lie in the southern West Indies and the northern coast of South America. Although the …   Wikipedia

  • Carib — ► NOUN 1) a member of an indigenous South American people living mainly in coastal regions of French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, and Venezuela. 2) the language of the Carib. ORIGIN Spanish caribe, from Haitian Creole …   English terms dictionary

  • Carib — Indians; Caribbean countries; Caribbean Sea between the Antilles, Central America, northern South America …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Carib — [kar′ib] n. [AmSp < Sp caribe, caribal, altered < canibal: see CANNIBAL] 1. a member of an Indian people that formerly inhabited the S West Indies and the N coast of South America, where some members of this people still remain 2. the… …   English World dictionary

  • Carib — /kar ib/, n., pl. Caribs, (esp. collectively) Carib. for 1. 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… …   Universalium

  • Carib — [ karɪb] noun 1》 a member of an indigenous South American people living mainly in coastal regions of French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, and Venezuela. 2》 the language of the Carib.     ↘the Cariban family of languages. 3》 (also Island Carib) an… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Carib — n. member of an native Indian South American people (they inhabit chiefly the coastal areas of French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana and Venezuela) n. language spoken by the Carib people …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Carib — Car•ib [[t]ˈkær ɪb[/t]] n. pl. ibs, (esp. collectively) ib for1. 1) peo a member of an American Indian people that aboriginally inhabited parts of the Lesser Antilles and the South American coast from E Venezuela to the Amazon delta 2) peo the… …   From formal English to slang

  • Carib — /ˈkærɪb/ (say karib) noun 1. an indigenous people of north eastern South America, formerly dominant through the Lesser Antilles. 2. (plural Carib or Caribs) a member of this people. 3. an extensive linguistic stock of the West Indies and of north …   Australian English dictionary

  • Carib — noun Etymology: New Latin Caribes (plural), from Spanish Caribe, of Cariban origin more at cannibal Date: 1555 1. a member of an Indian people of northern South America and the Lesser Antilles 2. the language of the Caribs …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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