Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Galibi, a branch of the Carib race, who were formerly very numerous and powerful on the coastlands of the present French colony of Guiana. Poncet de Bretigny, who led an expedition to that region in 1643, found that all the previous French settlers had either been exterminated or assimilated to the Galibi people. They had forgotten their mother-tongue, and had adopted both the language and usages of the Galibi. Akin to these coast tribes are the Galibios of the Upper Parana basin, Brazil, who are regarded by some authorities as the primitive stock of the Carib race.