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  1. Car·i·ban
    IPA[ˈkarəbən]
  2. adjective

    • 1. of, belonging to, or denoting a family of South American languages scattered widely throughout Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, and Colombia. With the exception of Carib, they are all extinct or nearly so.

    noun

    • 1. the Cariban family of languages.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: Cariban

    • (1783–1830), Venezuelan patriot and statesman; known as the Liberator. He succeeded in driving the Spanish from Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador. Upper Peru was named Bolivia in his honor.
    • noun

      a corn pancake, sweetened or unsweetened, eaten in Venezuela and Colombia.
    • a river in northern South America that rises in southeastern Venezuela and flows 1,280 miles (2,060 km), entering the Atlantic Ocean through a vast delta. For part of its length it forms the border between Colombia and Venezuela.
    • a river that flows northeast for 650 miles (1,050 km) from central Colombia into the Orinoco River and that forms part of the Colombia-Venezuela boundary.
    • adjective

      relating to or denoting a family of South American languages scattered widely throughout Brazil, Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, Venezuela, and Colombia. With the exception of Carib, they are all extinct or have few speakers.
    • noun

      the Cariban family of languages.
    • a river in northern South America, which rises in south-eastern Venezuela and flows 2,060 km (1,280 miles), entering the Atlantic Ocean through a vast delta. For part of its length it forms the border between Colombia and Venezuela.
    • (1783–1830), Venezuelan patriot and statesman; known as the Liberator. He succeeded in driving the Spanish from Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador. Upper Peru was named Bolivia in his honour.
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