Island Carib

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Maipurean Languages - Geographic Distribution
... Taíno, commonly called Island Arawak, was spoken on the Caribbean islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and the Bahamas ... The Carib people (after whom the Caribbean was named) formerly lived throughout the Lesser Antilles ... In the seventeenth century, the language of the Island Carib was described by European missionaries as two separate unrelated languages—one spoken by the men of the society and the other by the women ...

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