Garifuna Language & History Research
Dedicated to a comprehensive and non-biased perspective of the history of the Garífuna ethnic group.
Garífuna language is not a “dialect”, a “broken language” nor is it a creole language. It is not based on any African language and it cannot be considered a “mixed language.”
On equal level as that of any world language, Garífuna is the fully productive and living language of the Garífuna people.
This website provides a period-by-period description of Garífuna language, one that descends from the Arawak language family with a marked Carib and French lexical and morphological influence.