Calinago

noun

Ca·​li·​na·​go
ˌkaləˈnä(ˌ)gō
plural -s
1
: a Carib of the Lesser Antilles
2
: island carib

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, from Carib karinako, literally, brave men, from kari- (from ka sky, spirit) + -na group + -ko (group plural)

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“Calinago.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Calinago. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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