The English Language

Borrowed Words From
Carib

10 Words Listed


Carib Language Notes

Carib is a language spoken in northern South America and the Caribbean. It belongs to the Carib family.

Most of the borrowed words from this language are the names of plants, animals or words to do with foods.


WordMeaningNotes
barbecue wooden frame on posts Grilling food over a fire, originally on a wooden frame.
caiman   A type of crocodile.
cannibal   Spanish version of a Caribbean tribe.
canoe   A type of boat.
Jamaica well watered Caribbean island.
macaw   A colourful bird.
maize   Corn plant.
manatee   A herbivorous sea mammal.
papaya   A fruit.
yucca   A plant.

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