noun \ˌgä-rē-ˈfü-nə\
plural Garifuna or Ga·ri·fu·nas

Definition of GARIFUNA

:  a member of a people of African and American Indian descent that live mainly along the Caribbean coast of northern Central America —called also Black Carib; also :  the Arawakan language containing many Cariban elements spoken by the Garifunas

Origin of GARIFUNA

Garifuna garífuna, a self-designation; akin to Taino caribe, caribi Carib, Island Carib (Arawakan language of the Lesser Antilles) Callípona, a self-designation, Guianan Carib kariʔna Carib, person
First Known Use: 1977


Next Word in the Dictionary: garigue
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Garibaldian (noun)
All Words Near: Garifuna

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Garifuna? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More