- 2 [mass noun] the language of the Caribs, the only member of the Cariban family of languages still spoken by a substantial number of people (around 20,000). Also called Galibi.
- 3 (also Island Carib) [mass noun] an unrelated Arawakan language, now extinct, formerly spoken in the Lesser Antilles. See also Black Carib.
from Spanish caribe, from Haitian Creole. Compare with cannibal