Cariban

noun
Ca·​ri·​ban | \ ˈker-ə-bən How to pronounce Cariban (audio) , ˈka-rə-bən, kə-ˈrē-bən How to pronounce Cariban (audio) \

Definition of Cariban

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

First Known Use of Cariban

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Cariban.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cariban. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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