Carib

noun
Car·​ib | \ ˈker-əb How to pronounce Carib (audio) , ˈka-rəb \

Definition of Carib

1 : a member of an Indian people of northern South America and the Lesser Antilles
2 : the language of the Caribs

First Known Use of Carib

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Carib

New Latin Caribes (plural), from Spanish Caribe, of Cariban origin — more at cannibal

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“Carib.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carib. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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