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Definition: The Carib are a Native American group who had the unfortunate honor of being the first to meet Columbus in the New World in 1492. Within a decade, they were reported to have been destroyed by diseases brought by the Spanish explorers, a myth which still continues today. But the descendants of the Carib have a thriving culture in the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Dominica.

This glossary entry is part of the Dictionary of Archaeology. Sources for the term include the references listed on the front page of the Dictionary, and the websites listed in the sidebar.

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