Talk:Cariban languages

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Carib/Cariban[edit]

Which term is more appropriate for this article? Carib is a more common name for the language family, and is used in most other relevant Wikipedia articles, as well as (I think) most linguistic research. But some linguists prefer Cariban, which is more consistent with other language family names, and could avoid confusion with individual languages such as (Island) Carib or "Black Carib" (Garífuna), which are not members of the Carib(-an) family. Chamdarae 09:11, 22 July 2005 (UTC)

I think the question of which term to use is very important. As the article stands right now it looks a little silly since the title and first sentence utilize "cariban" yet the second sentence starts out with "carib." I have one source to quote: On Reconstruction Grammar: Comparative Cariban Morphosyntax (1998). This is a recent, large work, that consistently refers to the family as Cariban. My 2 cents. Hospitalhill 02:59, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

I represent the publisher of a language book on the Carib (Galibi) language, "A Carib grammar and dictionary". I would respectfully like to call wikipedia editors attention to the excerpt chapter, "The Carib language" available from our website, in the hopes that you may find it useful in further work on this and related articles. --Magoriabooks (talk) 02:53, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Outdated History[edit]

I am going to modify the history section to include information from the last 30-40 years that refutes the theory of the "savage caribs" invading the Antilles, killing and canibalizing the men, and taking their wives as concubines. I will reference this theory, but will include many more references to the fact that this invasion theory was more tied in with Spanish colonial law allowing for the enslavement of those labelled Carib than with a historical reality. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mahabhusuku (talkcontribs) 15:02, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

Carib people is a DAB page[edit]

@Kwamikagami: Hi! The problem with linking to Carib people is that it is a disambiguation page, and should not be linked to. I may well have linked to the wrong article instead; in that case, please fix the link to point to the correct article. But it shouldn't be left linked to the dab page. Thanks! - Gorthian (talk) 02:00, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Just delete the links, then. None of the articles are appropriate. — kwami (talk) 02:04, 10 June 2014 (UTC)