Kalina people

The Kalina, also known as the Caribs or mainland Caribs and by 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 schoolchildren from Bigi Poika, Suriname, 2002.
Total population
Regions with significant populations
 Venezuela33,824 (2011)[1]
 Suriname3,000 (2002)[1]
 Guyana3,100 (2020)[2]
 French Guiana3,000 (2002)[1]
Various local languages
Animism, Christianity, Native American religion
Related ethnic groups
Island Caribs

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