Lucayans
The Lucayans (pronounced lu-KIE-an) were the original inhabitants of the Bahamas before the arrival of Europeans. They were a branch of the Taínos who inhabited most of the Caribbean islands at the time. The Lucayans were the first inhabitants of the Americas encountered by Christopher Columbus. The Spanish started seizing Lucayans as slaves within a few years of Columbus's arrival, and they had all been removed from the Bahamas by 1520.
The name "Lucayan" is an Anglicization of the Spanish Lucayos, derived in turn from the Taino Lukku-Cairi (which the people used for themselves), meaning "people of the islands". (The Taino word for "island", cairi, became cayo in Spanish and "cay" /ˈkiː/ in English [spelled "key" in American English].)
Some crania and artifacts of "Ciboney type" were reportedly found on Andro Island, but if some Ciboney did reach the Bahamas ahead of the Lucayans, they left no known evidence of occupation. Some possible "Ciboney" archaeological sites have been found elsewhere in the Bahamas, but the only one subjected to radiocarbon dating dated to the mid- to late-12th century, contemporaneous with Lucayan occupation of the islands.
Christopher Columbus's diario is the only source of first-hand observations of the Lucayans. Other information about the customs of the Lucayans has come from archaeological investigations and comparison with what is known of Taino culture in Cuba and Hispaniola. The Lucayans were distinguished from the Tainos of Cuba and Hispaniola in the size of their houses, the organization and location of their villages, the resources they used, and the materials used in their pottery.

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Lucayans « Turks and Caicos National Museum
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Jul 24, 2013 ... In response I posted a map with all the surviving Lucayan names (and their translations). That map was created from annotations by Dr Julian ...
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The Arawak people (from aru, the Lucayan word for cassava flour) are some of the indigenous peoples of the West Indies. The group belongs to the Arawakan ...
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3. Yocahu. and. Atabeyra: Life,. Death,. and. the. Lucayan. Mentalite. WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED OR INFERRED from Lucayan artifacts and early writers about Lucayan behavior and beliefs allows us to proceed with some confidence from a  ...
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HISTORY The Lucayans The original inhabitants of the Bahamas were the Lucayans, a tribe of the Arawak Indian group. The Lucayans (a word derived from lukku-caire, or 'island people,' the Indians' name for themselves) arrived near the  ...
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This book is a testimony of a 21st century missionary journey in worship, love and fascination with God. As Christians we live our lives in worship to God. And that worship is our testimony of God's love for others. This book is the story about how a young boy becomes lost in worship and consumed in his love and desire to serve the Lord.This b...
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The indigenous inhabitants of the Bahamas (including Turks and Caicos) are known today as the Lucayans,whose name derives from their own term for “ island men.”The Lucayans shared a common ancestry with the Taínos of the Greater ...
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