Warasa Garifuna Drum School

Garifuna Language

The Garifuna language is primarily based on the Arawak language, but also incorporates elements of French, Spanish, English, Carib and West African languages. It is spoken by Garifuna people in Belize, Honduras, Guatemala and also those who have emigrated to the United States and other countries. Sadly there are very few, if any, speakers still living in Nicaragua.