Originally Posted by Eisentrout30
A few online sites, and even some books, have stated two completely different sects of Natives by name. Which one, either Arawaks witch seems to be the most mentioned, or the Taino (Lucayans), did Columbus truly encounter on his 1492 voyage?
Eisentrout30 first welcome to the nightmarish world of Native American Linguists
The Taino is a Arawakan Language north branch of the Arawakan Language Ta-Arwakan.
But the Taino Language (Arawakan)had a number of dialects all Taino and (Arawkan) but with a certain number of differences
Baicawa Cayaba Cubaba Eyeri Lucayo
Lucayo dialect has n
where other dialects have r
The Lucayo or Lucayans was a branch of the Taino that lived in the Bahamas (Western Taino branch) and they Language and Culture was different from the Classical Tainos of Hispaniola but still they are Tainos.
In Another words the Lucayans are Tainos and the Tainos are Arawaks
And its believed that the first tribe that Columbus encountered was the Lucayans in bahamas
A book about the Lucayans
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