Caribbean

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Carib or Caribe, a people who lived in the West Indies +‎ -an.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kæɹɪˈbiːɪn/ or /kəˈɹɪbiːən/ (note the difference in stress)
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    Rhymes: -iːən

Adjective[edit]

Caribbean (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to the sea and region of the western Atlantic bounded by South America, Central America, and the islands of the West Indies (such as Cuba and Hispaniola).

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Proper noun[edit]

Caribbean

  1. The Caribbean Sea
  2. The countries that occupy the region of the western Atlantic bounded by South America, Central America, and the islands of the West Indies (such as Cuba and Hispaniola)

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