Carib

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Carib

1. a member of a group of American Indian peoples of NE South America and the Lesser Antilles
2. the family of languages spoken by these peoples
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The development of tense markers from demonstrative pronouns in Panare (Cariban).
Spanish is the official language, but more than 30 Amerindian languages still survive, predominantly belonging to the Arawak, Cariban, and Chibcha ethnolinguistic categories.
The full story is of course complicated by the mediation of some words through Spanish, Portuguese, and French; a subject which is touched on here in the chapter 'First Words from the New World', which deals with the earliest borrowings from the West Indies (such as 'canoe' and 'cannibal') and South America, with sections detailing loanwords from the Arawakan, Cariban, Nahuatl, Tupian, and Quechuan languages.
Deliberate mistranslation of the word carib in Arawakan and Cariban languages into Caliban via the Spanish word Canibalis is cited as another instance of the failure as well as the violence of translation (41).