Garifuna language

Garifuna language

Infobox Language
states=Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua
region=Northern Caribbean coast of Central America from Belize to Nicaragua
speakers=approx. 1,000,000
fam3=Northern Maipurean

Garifuna is an Arawakan language spoken in Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Belize by the Garifuna people. One interesting feature of Garifuna is a vocabulary split between terms used only by men and terms used only by women. This does not however affect the entire vocabulary but when it does, the terms used by men generally come from Carib and those used by women come from Arawak.


*Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.), 2005. " [ Garifuna] ". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Retrieved on 2007-03-14.
*cite web |url= |title=Garifuna (Black Carib) |accessdate=2007-03-14 |publisher=Native Languages of the Americas
*Langworthy, Geneva (2002). " [ Language Planning in a Trans-National Speech Community] " (PDF). In "Indigenous Languages Across the Community", eds. Barbara Burnaby and Jon Reyhner. Flagstaff: Northern Arizona University, pp. 41-48.
*cite web |url= |title=A Caribbean Vocabulary Compiled in 1666 |Palacio, Clifford J. |accessdate=2007-03-14 |publisher=The United Confederation of Taíno People
*cite web |url= |title=Online Garifuna Lessons |author=Palacio, Clifford J. |accessdate=2007-03-14
*cite web |url= |title=Garifuna |author=Josephs, K. Marie |accessdate=2007-03-14 |

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