Cariban
noun Date: 1901 1. a member of a group of Indian peoples of South America and the Lesser Antilles 2. the language family comprising the languages of the Cariban peoples

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cariban — ˈkarəbən, ˌban; kəˈrēb noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Spanish caribán, from caribe Carib 1. a. : a group of Amerindian peoples of northern So. America, the Lesser Antilles, and the Caribbean coast of Hondu …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cariban — Car·i·ban (kărʹə bən, kə rēʹbən) n. pl. Cariban or Cari·bans 1. Variant of Carib. 2. A language family comprising the Carib languages.   Carʹi·ban adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • Cariban — adjective a) Of, or pertaining to languages of the Cariban family. b) Relating to the Carib peoples. See Also: Carib, Caribbean …   Wiktionary

  • Cariban — [ karɪb(ə)n] noun a family of South American languages including Carib, mostly extinct or nearly so. adjective denoting the Cariban languages …   English new terms dictionary

  • Cariban — Carembault Pays de Carembault Région Nord Pas de Calais Département(s) Nord Superficie approximative 105 km² Villes principales …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cariban — cari·ban …   English syllables

  • Cariban — Ca•ri•ban [[t]ˈkær ə bən, kəˈri [/t]] n. peo a family of American Indian languages, many now extinct or moribund, concentrated in the Guiana region of South America, with lesser representation in E Venezuela, Colombia, and Brazil S of the Amazon …   From formal English to slang

  • Cariban languages — Infobox Language family name=Cariban region= Mostly within north central South America, with extensions in the southern Caribbean and in Central America. familycolor=American fam1=Je Tupi Carib? child1=Guiana Carib child2=North Amazonian Carib… …   Wikipedia

  • Cariban languages — Large family of South American Indian languages. It has an estimated 43 members; nearly half are now extinct, and most of the remainder have very few speakers. Most Cariban languages are spoken in southern Venezuela, the Guianas, and Brazil north …   Universalium

  • South American Indian languages — Introduction       group of languages that once covered and today still partially cover all of South America, the Antilles, and Central America to the south of a line from the Gulf of Honduras to the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. Estimates of… …   Universalium

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