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Taino Indians in Cuba

Cuba, the largest island on the Antilles, was originally divided into 29 chiefdoms. Most of the native Taino settlements later became the site of Spanish colonial cities retaining the original Taino names, for example; Havana, Batabano, Camaguey, Baracoa and Bayamo. The name Cuba comes from the Taino language; however the exact meaning of the name […]

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Origins of the Taino Indians

The ancestors of Taino Indians entered the Caribbean from South America. At the time of contact, the Taino Indians were divided into three broad groups, known as the Western Taíno located fundamentally in Jamaica, most of Cuba, and the Bahamas, the archetypal Taino was from Hispaniola and Puerto Rico and the Eastern Taino from the […]

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