Ci·bo·ney (sē'bə-nāʹ, -bō-)
n. pl. Ciboney or Ci·bo·neys also Ci·bo·ney·es (-nāʹĕs)
A member of an American Indian people formerly inhabiting the Greater Antilles. Of unknown origin and linguistic affiliation, the Ciboney were largely displaced by Taino settlers prior to European contact and were extinct by the end of the 16th century.
* * *Extinct group of Indian people who inhabited the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean Sea.By the time the Spanish arrived in the 16th century, they had been driven by their more powerful Taino neighbours to a few isolated locations in what are now Cuba and Haiti. They lived in settlements of one or two families and apparently subsisted largely on seafood. The tool technology of the Cuban Ciboney was based on shell, that of the Haitian Ciboney on stone. Within a century of the first European contact, the Ciboney were extinct.
* * *▪ peopleextinct Indian people of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. By the time of European contact they had been driven by their more powerful Taino Arawak neighbours to a few isolated locales on western Hispaniola (Haiti) and Cuba. The name Ciboney comes from the Arawak for cave dweller, and many of the Cuban Ciboney appear to have lived in caves at least part of the time. Other typical Ciboney dwelling sites were small offshore islets and swamp hammocks. The linguistic affiliations of the Ciboney are unknown, as are their origins; certain features of Ciboney culture point to Florida, others to Central or South America.The Ciboney of Cuba and Hispaniola differed greatly from one another in the material base of their cultures. While both were primarily hunters and gatherers, the technology of the Ciboney of Cuba, called variously Cayo Redondo or Guayabo Blanco, was based on shell, while that of the Haitian Ciboney was based on stone. The typical artifact of Cayo Redondo was a roughly triangular shell gouge made from the lip of a strombus shell, a tool also quite common in sites of the Glades culture in Florida. The Couri style of Haiti, on the contrary, was characterized by chipped stone, especially the so-called Couri dagger, flaked on one face and with a flat back. Both groups apparently subsisted primarily on shellfish; some bones of hutia (agouti), turtle, and manatee have also been found. Settlements were small, comprising one or two families. Within a century after European contact the Ciboney were extinct.
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