Kalina people

The Kalina, also known as the Caribs, mainland Caribs and several other names, are an indigenous people native to the northern coastal areas of South America. Today, the Kalina live largely in villages on the rivers and coasts of Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Brazil. They speak a Cariban language known as Carib.[4] They may be related to the Island Caribs of the Caribbean, though their languages are unrelated.

Kalina
Kalina schoolchildren from Bigi Poika, Suriname, 2002.
Total population
44,741
Regions with significant populations
 Venezuela33,824 (2011)[1]
 Suriname3,000 (2002)[1]
 Guyana3,100 (2020)[2]
 French Guiana3,000 (2002)[1]
 Brazil1,817[3]
Languages
Kali'na
Various local languages
Religion
Animism, Christianity, Native American religion
Related ethnic groups
Island Caribs

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