Islands Ethnic Groups

The table below shows some of the original names of the Caribbean Islands given by the native Amerindian peoples long before the arrival of Christopher Columbus and European colonization.

Islands Names Ethnic Groups
Antigua & Barbuda Waladli. Qualadli. Cibony, Carib, Island Caribs, Gafaruna
Anguila Agula. Malliouhana. Taino Arawak.
Aruba Akuba. Carib
Bahamas Inagua. Cibony, Guanahuatebey, Lucayans, Taino Arawak
Barbados Miroon. Carib. Lacono.
Bonair (Bonay) Caiquetio Carib, Island Caribs
British Virgin Island Virgin Island Taino Arawak.
Cuba Cubanacan. Taino, Cibony, Contemporary "Guajiros" of Eastern Cuba
Curacao Cariocu Carib, Island Caribs
Dominica Waitakubuli. Ouaitoucoubouli Island Caribs, Carib
Dominican Republic
San Salvador
Quysqueya. Taino, Contemporary Jibarus
French Guyana Cayenne Kalina, Galabi, Mainland Caribs
Grenada Camerhome: Camerhogue Carib.
Guyana South America Carib, Arawak, Lokona, Arekuna, Warao, Wapesiana, Kapon, Pemon
Gaudeloupe Karoukera. Guanahani Carib, Island Caribs
Haiti Ayiti, HaitA Taino
Jaimaca Xaymaca Taino, Cibony, Contemporary "Guajiros" from Eastern Cuba
Martinique Madiana. Madinina Carib
Montserrat Alliouaga. Alliouagana Carib
Nevis Qualie Taino, Island Carib
Puerto Rico (Boriken) Boriquen Taino, Contemporary "Jibarus"
Saint. Barth Ouanalao. Taino, Island Carib
Saba Amonhana Taino, Island Carib
St. Martin Oualichi Taino, Island Carib
St. Kitts Liamuiga Taino, Island Carib
St. Lucia Hewanoora Hewannora Carib
St. Vincent & The Grenadines Yurumei Youlou Black Carib, Island Caribs, Gafaruna
Suriname South America Kalina, Galabi, Mainland Caribs
Trinidad & Tobago Cairi & Tavaco Carina, Nepuyo, Island and Mainland Caribs.
Us Virgin Island Ay Ay Taino Arawak, Carib
Venezuela South America Warao, Aruacas, Yanomami, Tairona, Mainland Caribs