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Indian Tribes and Languages of the Caribbean Culture Area
This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to tribes of the Caribbean
Caribbean Culture Area
Please note that while this region is referred to as the "Caribbean culture area" or sometimes the "Circum-Caribbean culture area,"
this is an anthropological designation, not a geographical one. As you can see from the map, most of this culture area is located in
Central and South America, not just on the Caribbean islands.
If you're looking for a list of languages spoken on the Caribbean islands themselves, click
Tribes of the Caribbean Culture Group
Island Carib Tribe
Recommended books about Native Americans of the Caribbean culture area:
The Indigenous People of the Caribbean: Excellent introduction to the native people of the Caribbean culture area.
(Our organization earns a commission from any book bought through these links)
Languages of the Pre-Columbian Antilles: Interesting book on the extinct languages of the Caribbean islands.
The Archaeology of the Caribbean: Book on ancient Caribbean civilizations and their migrations.
Liberties Lost: The Indigenous Caribbean and Slave Systems: Caribbean history from the indigenous and Afro-Caribbean perspectives.
Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in the Caribbean culture area:
Indigenous Languages of the Caribbean:
Information on the native languages of Caribbean Indians.
Caribbean Indigenous and Endangered Languages:
Homepage of an organization working to preserve Caribbean Indian and Creole languages and cultures.
Central America and the Caribbean: Native Peoples:
Timeline and photographs of indigenous Caribbean art.
Caribbean Amerindian Centrelink:
Directory of websites pertaining to native Caribbean cultures throughout the West Indies and northern South America.
Indigenous Caribbean Network:
Social networking site for Caribbean native people and their supporters.
Articles on traditional lifestyles in Caribbean cultures of Suriname, Aruba, and St. Eustatius.
Native American Nations in the Caribbean:
Photos and information about the Arawak, Taino and Carib tribes.
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