Caribbean meaning

kăr'ə-bē'ən, kə-rĭb'ē-ən
Of or relating to the Carib or their language or culture.
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A Carib.
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Of the Caribs or their language or culture.
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Of the Caribbean Sea, its islands, etc.
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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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The Caribbean Sea.
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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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Of or relating to the Caribbean Sea, its islands, or its Central or South American coasts or to the peoples or cultures of this region.
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Origin of caribbean

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