Archaeologists identify Taino culture artifacts extending back as far as AD 800 throughout the Greater Antilles, and surmise the culture was a loosely confederated organization of hundreds of villages. May be related to the Arawakan culture of coastal South America. The Taino are still alive and kicking today, despite the adversity of Euroamerican settlement.
Ferber, P.J. 2002. Not Everyone Who Speaks Spanish is from Spain: Taíno Survival in the 21st Century Dominican Republic. Kacike
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