Carib

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  • noun

Synonyms for Carib

a member of an American Indian peoples of northeastern South America and the Lesser Antilles

the family of languages spoken by the Carib

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Fab is one of the hamlets which the early Carib settlers fled to in order to escape from the European settlers.
They called themselves Caribs, spoke Carib, flattened the foreheads of their infants as the Caribs did, and buried their dead sitting up in the grave according to Indian custom.
The struggle between hunter and hunted reflects the history of the Caribs, their fierce reputation, and eventual conquest by another people.
It will be very bad for the Caribs if the forest is damaged; we rely on it for our waterflow and canoe building', Carib Chief Hilary Frederick says.
Ellis says BHP has established a dialogue with the Caribs to incorporate their concerns and participation into the exploration process.
Carib, like her mother and grandmother before her, is the conscience of the community.
Centring" is the attempt to create order out of chaos - be that the metropolitan centring of a world system of economic exploitation through plantation slavery or the centring of Carib survivors who fled to the east coast of Dominica to reorder their world following the chaos of European contact.
This split between good and bad, Arawak and Carib, Taino and Island Carib, has dominated all thinking and research in the Caribbean.
For example, Michael Craton finds the Black Caribs (so called because of their mixed-race origins from Africans brought to the islands) on St.
Fortunately, a little-known plant is also widely cultivated on Saint Vincent: arrowroot, so named because the Caribs used it as an antidote for arrow wounds.
One thing everybody knows about the Caribs is that they were cannibals.
At first the French and British made Dominica a possession of the Caribs, but the lure of setting up plantations proved to be too strong.
As the plantation system took hold and the number of forced African immigrants increased and as Caribs made their resistance to Catholic conversion clear in prolonged warfare, missionaries shifted their attention to the increasingly creolized slave population.
Territorial defense of 11 male Purple-throated Caribs from three eastern Caribbean Islands.
In five chapters ("Border of Violence, Border of Desire: The French and the Island Caribs," "Domestication and the White Noble Savage," "Creolization and the Spirit World: Demons, Violence, and the Body," "The Libertine Colony: Desire, Miscegenation, and the Law," and "Race, Reproduction, and Family Romance in Saint-Dominique"), The Libertine Colony offers critical analyses of missionary writings by Jean-Baptiste Labat and Jean-Baptiste Du Tertre (both of whom are frequently cited in the literature), as well as of Raymond Breton's first bilingual Carib-French dictionary.