Carib Indians were a group originally from the West Indies and the northern part of South America. They are the group from which the Caribbean gets its name.
In 1200 CE, the Carib Indians began migrating from South America to the Caribbean Islands. When the Europeans came to the New World in the 15th century many of the Carib Indians were forced from their homes. Others died from the diseases the colonizers brought with them from Europe.
Today, there are very few people with Carib Indian roots, and their language is no longer spoken.