The name Caliban, he argues, is a deformation of an Arawak or Cariban
word that the Spaniards translated as canibal, meaning anthropophagi for the Europeans.
The ancestors also gave the Garifuna their characteristic music, which incorporates both African and Native American drum rhythms and song patterns, and an expressive language made up of Arawakan and Cariban
(the original languages of the Caribs) and Yoruba, a West African language.
More the pity that she did not apply this to the Cariban
family so that we could avoid ambiguous and/or rather incorrect phrases such as "the Carib-speaking Makushi.
have brought together 11 contributions pertaining to the history, classification, and endangerment of the indigenous languages of South America as well as typological characteristics, phonetics and phonology, and some specifics of Chibchan languages, the Cariban
family, Tupian, Quechuan and Aymaran, and languages of the Chaco and southern cone.
The last forty years have seen a plethora of ethnographic, anthropological, and linguistic publications on various groups that belong to the Cariban
language family, one of the largest language families in South America.
For this reason, we have chosen to concentrate on the exophoric contrastive use of demonstratives in two languages in detail: Tiriyo (a Cariban
language spoken in northern Brazil) and Lavukaleve (a Papuan isolate of the Solomon Islands).