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Native American Tribes of Cuba

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Cuban Indian tribes. Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to an indigenous tribe from Cuba that is not currently listed on this page and you would like to see it here, please contact us about contributing information to our site.

The original inhabitants of the area that is now Cuba included:

The Taino Indians
The Ciboney Indians
The Guanahatabey Indians

Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Cuba:

Indigenous Languages of the Caribbean
     Collection of materials about the lost and endangered Indian languages of the Caribbean region.
Review of the Indigenous Caribbean
     Online journal of cultural information about the Native inhabitants of Cuba and the Caribbean.
Cuba's Taíno people: A flourishing culture, believed extinct
     News article about the resurgence of Taino culture in Cuba.
What does Guajira mean in Arawakan?
    Origin of the phrase "guajira guantanamera" in Cuban folk music.

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