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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By the sixteenth century these two ethnic groups had intermingled to the point that they were recognized as one people, known to Europeans as the "Island Caribs" and to themselves as Kalinago (Mohammed 119).
Before Columbus, each year around June, Island Caribs in Martinique scanned the horizon for the appearance of the constellation they called The Heron's Canoe, signaling the onset of the hurricane season and the need for heightened vigilance.
That was true of most of the Caribbean islands with the possible exception of the small island of Dominica, where reportedly the last bastion of Island Caribs still live.