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Garifuna Language & History Research

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.

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