Dominica

De Aarde en haar Volken, 1904

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Author: H. van Kol
Published: 1904
Language: Dutch
Wordcount: 7,313 / 29 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 357
Added to site: 2008.05.03
mnybks.net#: 20744
Genre: Travel
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rooten rotssteen met diepe regelmatige insnijdingen, waarschijnlijk nog afkomstig van de oude Caraïben.

Over dien naam en zijn beteekenis heeft sedert de oudste tijden veel verschil van meening bestaan; de Franschen spraken van "Caraïbes", de Engelschen van "Charribs" of "Caribees", en de lieden zelf op Dominica spreken van "Cribe" of "Karinaku". Anderen meenen den naam te mogen afleiden van "Kairabu", de westkust van Dominica, waar de Spanjaarden het eerst met deze Roodhuiden kennis maakten. Toen de Spanjaarden er voor het eerst landden, waren de nederzettingen dezer Indianen op de Antillen blijkbaar nog van jongen datum, doch later namen zij snel toe, en van St.-Thomas tot Trinidad en Tobago waren zij gedurende de geheele 17de eeuw gevaarlijke buren voor de Europeesche koloniën.

De Groote Antillen bleken ten tijde hunner ontdekking bewoond te zijn door het meer vredelievende ras der Arowakken; de Kleine Antillen door het oorlogzuchtige en ontembare ras der Caraïben, die met

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