Carib language

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Carib
Kaliña
Native to Venezuela, the Guianas, a few in Brazil
Ethnicity Kali'na
Native speakers
7,400  (2001–2007)[1]
Cariban
  • Guianan Carib
    • Carib
Latin script
Language codes
ISO 639-2 car
ISO 639-3 car
Kalina

Carib, also known as Caribe, Cariña, Galibi, Galibí, Kali'na, Kalihna, Kalinya, Galibi Carib, Maraworno and Marworno, is an Amerindian language in the Cariban language family.

Carib is also spoken in Brazil, Suriname, Guyana and French Guyana. In Dominica, the Antillean creole include elements of Carib languages. In Brazil, it is called Galibi. The autonym for this language is Karìna auran [kaɽiɁnʲauɽaŋ] and people is Karìna [kaɽiɁnʲa].[2]

Dialects[edit]

Carib dialects (with number of speakers indicated in parentheses):[2]

  • Venezuelan Carib (1000)
  • Guyanese Carib (2000)
  • Western Surinamese Carib (500)
  • Eastern Surinamese and French Guianese Carib (3000)

Alphabet[edit]

The Carib alphabet consists of 15 letters: a, e, i, j, k, m, n, o, p, r, s, t, u, w, and y.

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