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Cariban Languages (Carib)



The Cariban languages are spoken in the Caribbean and the northern part of South America. They include:

  • Northern Cariban Languages
  • Carib (Galibi, Kalihna)
  • Coastal Cariban Languages
  • Chaima
  • Coyaima
  • Cumanagoto
  • Japreria
  • Yukpa
  • Eastern Guiana Languages
  • Macushi-Kapon Languages
  • Macushi
  • Kapon Languages
  • Akawaio
  • Camaracoto
  • Ingariko
  • Patamona
  • Pemon (Arekuna)
  • Waiwai Languages
  • Saluma
  • Sikiana
  • Waiwai
  • Wayana-Trio Languages
  • Apalai
  • Trio
  • Wayana
  • Atruahi (Waimiri)
  • Akurio
  • Western Guiana Carib Languages
  • Eñepa (Panare)
  • Mapoyo
  • Pémono
  • Tamanaku
  • Yabarana
  • North Brazilian Carib Languages
  • Arara do Para
  • Txikão (Ikpeng)
  • Southern Cariban Languages
  • Carijona
  • Southern Guiana Carib Languages
  • Hixkaryana
  • Kaxuiâna
  • Maquiritari
  • Xingu Basin Languages
  • Bakairi
  • Kuikuro-Kalapalo
  • Matipu (Matipuhy)
  • Yaruma
  • Unclassified/Uncertain Cariban Languages
  • Opon-Carare
  • Pijao


  • Cariban Vocabulary:
         Words in various Carib languages.
    Languages of the Caribans:
         Brief overview of the Carib language family, with details about a few languages.



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