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Carib Indian Language (Kalihna, Galibi, Caribe)
Carib is a
Cariban language of South America,
spoken by about 10,000 people in Venezuela, Suriname, French Guiana, Guyana, and Brazil.
Carib is an agglutinative language with complex verb morphology. Word order is primarily SOV.
Carib Language Carib language samples and resources.
Carib Tribe Culture and History Information and links about the Carib Indians past and present.
Carib Indians Fact Sheet Our answers to common questions about the lifestyle of Carib Indian people.
Carib Legends Introduction to the mythology of the Caribs.
Our Carib Language Materials
Our list of vocabulary words in the Carib language, with comparison to words in other Cariban languages.
Carib Pronunciation Guide:
How to pronounce Carib words.
Carib Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Carib language.
Worksheet showing color words in the Carib language.
Worksheet showing how to count in the Carib language.
Carib Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions
Galibi (True Carib):
Carib language information from Indigenous Languages of the Caribbean.
Partial online dictionary of the Carib language.
Caribbe Prayers Language Museum: Carib Prayer:
Carib translations of the Lord's Prayer and Hail Mary.
House of Languages: Kali'na:
Information about Kalina language usage.
Demographic information about Carib from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Wikipedia: Carib (Galibi):
Encyclopedia article on the Carib language.
Kari'nja Language Tree:
Theories about Carib's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Carib Language Structures:
Carib linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Carib Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
A Carib Grammar and Dictionary:
Good book for sale on the Carib Indian language.
Languages Of The Pre-Columbian Antilles:
A nice overview of Carib and other native Caribbean languages.
Additional Resources, Links, and References
Lengua kari'nya: El idioma kariña: Vocabulário galibi:
Information on the Caribe language in Spanish.
Carib Indian books.
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