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One October day in 1976, a Cuban airliner exploded over the Caribbean and crashed, killing all 73 people aboard. There should have been 74. I had a ticket on that flight, but changed my reservation at the last moment and flew to Havana on an earlier plane.
Stephen Kinzer

Meaning of "the Caribbean" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THE CARIBBEAN

the Caribbean play
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WHAT DOES THE CARIBBEAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

the Caribbean

Caribbean

The Caribbean (/ˌkærɨˈbiːən/ or /kəˈrɪbiən/; Spanish: Caribe; Dutch: Caraïben (help·info); French: Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles) is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (some surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and some bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean), and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America. Situated largely on the Caribbean Plate, the region comprises more than 700 islands, islets, reefs, and cays. (See the list.) These islands generally form island arcs that delineate the eastern and northern edges of the Caribbean Sea. The Caribbean islands, consisting of the Greater Antilles on the north and the Lesser Antilles on the south and east (including the Leeward Antilles), are part of the somewhat larger West Indies grouping, which also includes the Lucayan Archipelago (comprising the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands) north of the Greater Antilles and Caribbean Sea.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE CARIBBEAN

the c-word
the Cabal
the Cambrian
the canvas
the Cape
the Capitol
the Capitoline
the Carboniferous
the Caribbees
the Cariboo
the cash
the cat´s whiskers
the Caucasus
the Cenotaph
the Cenozoic
the Central Provinces
the Centre
the chair
the Channel
the Channel Country

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE CARIBBEAN

African-Caribbean
Afro-Caribbean
bean
black bean
broad bean
Caribbean
fava bean
green bean
Indo-Caribbean
Jacobean
jelly bean
jellybean
locust bean
pinto bean
Sabean
scarlet runner bean
soya bean
soybean
string bean
tonka bean

Synonyms and antonyms of the Caribbean in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «the Caribbean» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE CARIBBEAN

Find out the translation of the Caribbean to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of the Caribbean from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «the Caribbean» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

加勒比海
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el Caribe
570 millions of speakers

English

the Caribbean
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कैरेबियाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

منطقة البحر الكاريبي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

карибский бассейн
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Caribe
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্যারিবীয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

les Caraïbes
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Caribbean
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

der Karibik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カリブ海
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

카리브해
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Karibia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Caribbean
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கரீபியன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॅरिबियन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Karayip
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Caraibi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Karaiby
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Карибський басейн
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Caraibe
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

την Καραϊβική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die Karibiese Eilande
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Karibien
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Karibien
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the Caribbean

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE CARIBBEAN»

The term «the Caribbean» is very widely used and occupies the 12.608 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE CARIBBEAN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «the Caribbean» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «the Caribbean» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the Caribbean

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10 QUOTES WITH «THE CARIBBEAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word the Caribbean.
1
Elliott Abrams
The war on drugs is not being won, and it continues to threaten stability and democracy not only in the Andes but throughout the Caribbean as well, where tiny police and military forces are outclassed by the sophisticated equipment in the hands of traffickers passing through the region on the way to their market in this country.
2
Warren Christopher
Only two countries in this hemisphere are not democratic, but many countries in both Central and South America, and in the Caribbean, are really fragile democracies.
3
Steven Chu
I think the Caribbean countries face rising oceans and they face increase in the severity of hurricanes. This is something that is very, very scary to all of us. The island states in the world represent - I remember this number - one-half of 1 percent of the carbon emissions in the world. And they will - some of them will disappear.
4
David Crosby
I love voyaging - the longest has been 3,000 miles to Hawaii. I've also spent weeks all over the Caribbean.
5
Helen Fielding
I was writing an earnest novel about cruises in the Caribbean and I just started writing 'Bridget Jones' to get some money, to finance this earnest work, and then I chucked it out.
6
Danny Glover
What happened to Haiti is a threat that could happen anywhere in the Caribbean to these island nations, you know, because of global warming, because of climate change and all this.
7
Chris Hadfield
When you're on one of the Caribbean islands, sometimes it's hard to picture how they fit in with the rest, but when you see them all joined together like a necklace from space, you see the natural geographic connectedness of them all.
8
Antonio Carlos Jobim
What really swings is the music of the United States, Cuba, the Caribbean and vicinity, and, of course, Brazil. The rest is all waltzes.
9
Jamaica Kincaid
I come from a little island with the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. I come from, really, nowhere, and for me, the fiction and the nonfiction, creative or otherwise, all come from the same place.
10
Stephen Kinzer
One October day in 1976, a Cuban airliner exploded over the Caribbean and crashed, killing all 73 people aboard. There should have been 74. I had a ticket on that flight, but changed my reservation at the last moment and flew to Havana on an earlier plane.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE CARIBBEAN»

Discover the use of the Caribbean in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the Caribbean and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Caribbean
The turbulent history of the Caribbean islands is chronicled, from tribal conflicts on Dominica and the age of exploration, to the Cuban revolution and the tempestuous present, through the colorful lives of characters, fictional and real ...
James A. Michener, 2005
2
A Concise History of the Caribbean
Written in a lively and accessible style yet current with the most recent research, the book provides a compelling narrative of Caribbean history essential for students and visitors.
B. W. Higman, 2010
3
Creole Religions of the Caribbean: An Introduction from ...
This second edition updates the scholarship on the religions themselves and also expands the regional considerations of the Diaspora to the U. S. Latino community who are influenced by Creole spiritual practices.
Margarite Fernández Olmos, Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, 2011
4
Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean
Broad in scope, this volume explores the definition of modern sport; whether sport is enslaving, liberating, or neutral; if sport reflects or challenges dominant culture; the attributes and drawbacks of professional versus amateur sport; ...
Joseph Arbena, David Gerald LaFrance, 2002
5
Women, Gender and Development in the Caribbean: Reflections ...
This new volume [...] looks back over what has been achieved in the past 20 years, and foward to the issues and challenges still facing Caribbean men and women as their mutual relations continue to evolve in the context of changing ...
Pat Ellis, 2003
6
Poverty Reduction and Human Development in the Caribbean: A ...
World Bank Discussion Paper No. 366.Despite impressive success in improving living conditions in many Caribbean countries, poverty still persists throughout the region.
Judy L. Baker, 1997
7
The Culture of Gender and Sexuality in the Caribbean
"A major contribution to the scholarship of gender and sexuality in the Caribbean.
Linden Lewis, 2003
8
Food Culture in the Caribbean
Understand the diverse Caribbean cultures and their history through their foodstuffs, cooking, typical meals, celebrations, and diet and health.
Lynn Marie Houston, 2005
9
Agricultural Science for the Caribbean
Agricultural Science for the Caribbean is a well established and highly successful three year course for lower Secondary schools.
Ralph Persad, 2000
10
A History of Literature in the Caribbean: Cross-cultural studies
Among the major issues treated at length in Cross-Cultural Studies are: The history and construction of racial inequality in Caribbean colonization; The origins and formation of literatures in various Creoles; The gendered literary ...
Albert James Arnold, Julio Rodríguez-Luis, J. Michael Dash, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE CARIBBEAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term the Caribbean is used in the context of the following news items.
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'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5': 'Lead' Ship From The First Movie …
Johnny Depp is back in Australia to continue filming “Pirates of the Caribbean 5.” According to a new report, Depp's character in the movie will on a ship that first ... «International Business Times, Jun 15»
2
Johnny Depp meets flying fox on Pirates of the Caribbean 5 set
Superstar Johnny Depp has gone batty while filming Pirates of the Caribbean 5 on the Gold Coast – sponsoring one baby flying fox and getting up close with ... «Brisbane Times, May 15»
3
Jack Sparrow is back in trouble in first photo from Pirates of the
Johnny Depp is back at work as the sauced hero Captain Jack Sparrow in the fifth installment of Disney's popular Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. “Captain ... «Entertainment Weekly, Apr 15»
4
Obama pledges effort to fight energy cost in Caribbean
During a trip to Jamaica Thursday, President Obama announced various efforts to encourage the development of low-carbon energy sources in the Caribbean. «The Hill, Apr 15»
5
Obama Visit to Focus on Energy Policy, Good Will in Caribbean
KINGSTON—. The Caribbean region collectively cheered when President Barack Obama was elected president in 2008. Calypso and reggae songs were ... «Voice of America, Apr 15»
6
Man with knife (and parrot) aaar-ested after Pirates of the Caribbean
A woman claiming to be the man's girlfriend, named only as Jess, 24, told 9 News the pair had arrived on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No ... «The Guardian, Mar 15»
7
Two Cuban players defect during the Caribbean Series
Jorge Ortiz of USA Today reports that two players on the Cuban national team, playing in the Caribbean Series in Puerto Rico, have defected. The players: ... «NBCSports.com, Feb 15»
8
Migrant flow into US from Caribbean spikes
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the flow of migrants through the Caribbean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Florida Straits in the fiscal year that ended Sept. «Yahoo News, Jan 15»
9
Hurricane Gonzalo gains strength in Caribbean
Hurricane Gonzalo formed in the Caribbean and was spinning early Tuesday on course to move out over open ocean after buffeting Antigua and nearby islands ... «Fox News, Oct 14»
10
Hurricane Gonzalo strengthens in Caribbean
Hurricane Gonzalo formed Monday in the Caribbean and was on course to move out over open ocean after buffeting Antigua and nearby islands with heavy rain ... «WKMG Orlando, Oct 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. The Caribbean [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/the-caribbean>. Nov 2019 ».
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