Garifuna

noun
Ga·​ri·​fu·​na | \ˌgär-ē-ˈfü-nə \
plural Garifuna or Garifunas

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

First Known Use of Garifuna

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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