Caribbean

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Etymology[edit]

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

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In British English, the pronunciation with penultimate stress is much more common; in American English, the two pronunciations are about equally common.

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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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Noun[edit]

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Caribbean (plural Caribbeans)

  1. (countable) A person native to the Caribbean region
  2. (countable) A member of the Amerindian tribes that inhabited the Caribbean region before the arrival of the Europeans

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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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