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The Galibi were a Cariban-speaking people who lived in the Lesser Antilles and northern South America at the time of European settlement. They are believed to have co-existed with the Island Caribs on the islands of Grenada and Tobago and may have also lived further up the islands. The Galibi are believed to have been a major trading link between the Island Caribs and mainland Cariban-speaking groups. The Cariban languages are an indigenous language family of South America. ... The Lesser Antilles are part of the Antilles, which together with the Greater Antilles form the West Indies. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Although there is some debate as to whether the prehistoric, Clovis culture was European in origin, the first generally accepted European colonists were the Norse, starting but then abandoning a colonisation process. ... Carib or Island Carib is the name of a people of the Lesser Antilles islands, after whom the Caribbean Sea was named; their name for themselves was Kalinago for men and Kallipuna for women. ... Tobago is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, part of the nation of Trinidad and Tobago. ...

Some archaeologists believe that the Galibi were not distinct from the Island Caribs, but most believe that they were a distinct group.

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Galibi (True Carib) (250 words)
Galibi is a Cariban language spoken in Venezuela, Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, and Suriname.
The Galibi people also inhabited the islands of Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago pre-European invasion and the Galibi language was the dominant language of Trinidadian Amerindians.
The last name is one of the reasons Galibi is known as "true Carib" because the word Caribe (and eventually Carib) is a corruption of the word Galibi.
Cardy Adventures (0 words)
Galibi is the general name given to the two Carib villages located on the coastal area at the border with French Guyana; Langaman kondre and Christiaan kondre.
The Galibi Nature Reserve protects the turtle nesting beaches, which are situated at the corner formed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Marowijne River, right at the border with French Guiana.
Galibi has a particularly large population of nesting sea turtles, and is one of the few sites in the Western Hemisphere where the Olive Ridley turtle has been recorded to lay eggs.
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