Carib language

Carib or Kari'nja is a Cariban language spoken by the Kalina people (Caribs) of South America. It is spoken by around 7,400 people mostly in Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Brazil. The language is currently classified as highly endangered.[2]

Carib
Kari'nja
Native toVenezuela, the Guianas, and Brazil
EthnicityKali'na
Native speakers
7,430 (2009)[1]
Cariban
  • Guianan Carib
    • Carib
Dialects
  • Tyrewuju (Suriname)
  • Aretyry (Suriname)
Latin script
Language codes
ISO 639-2car
ISO 639-3car
Glottologgali1262
ELPKari'nja
Ethnic Kali'na populations
Coordinates: 5°42′32.499″N 54°0′55.313″W

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