Kalipuna is an extinct language of the Caribbean, once spoken in the
Lesser Antilles Islands (particularly Dominica.) Although Kalipuna speakers were known
as Island Caribs, the language itself is Arawakan --
the Kalipuna tribe was a mixed community, in which most of the men were Carib but most of the women were
Arawaks, and the Arawakan language was the one used in everyday life (the Carib language of the men survived
as a ritual language.)
Our list of vocabulary words in the Kalipuna language, with comparison to words in other Arawak languages.
La Lengua Kaliphuna:
Island Carib language information including a linguistic map of the Antilles. Page in Spanish.
Island Carib Language:
Demographic information on Kaliphuna from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Kalhíphona Language Tree:
Theories about Kalhipona's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.