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[boyes. or pretended magicians, sacrifices and wor-
ship ; wounding themselves on such solemnities
with an instrument made of the teeth of the agouti,
which inflicted horrible gashes ; conceiving, per-
haps, that the malignant powers delighted in
groans and misery, and were to be appeased only
by human blood,]

Caribe, a settlement of the same province and
government ; situate on the windward coast of the
cape of Tres Puntas. In its district are 26 plan-
tations, 15 of cacao, and the rest of vines and
maize, which yield but indifferently, from a want
of water; although they find means of supplying
this in some degree by the rain. The community
consists of 1070 souls ; and is five leagues dis-
tant from the settlement of Carupano.

(CARIBEANA, now called Paria or New
Andalucia, which see.)

CARIBES, a barbarous and ferocious nation of
Indians, who are cannibals, inhabiting the pro-
vince which by them is called Caribana. They
are divided under the titles of the Maritiraos and
Mediterraneos : the former live in plains and upon
the coast of the Atlantic, are contiguous to the
Dutch and French colonies, and follow the laws
and customs of the former, with whom they carry
on a commerce. They are the most cruel of any
that infest the settlements of the missions of the
river Orinoco, and are the same as those called
Galibis. The Mediterraneos, who inhabit the
s. side of the source of the river Caroni, are of a
more pacific nature, and began to be reduced to
the faith by the regular order of the abolished so-
ciety of the Jesuits in 1738, The name of Caribes
is given not only to these and other Indians of the
Antilles, but to all such as are cannibals. See Ca-
ribe.

(CARIBOU, an island towards the e. end of
lake Superior in N. America, n. w. of Cross cape,
and s. w. of Montreal bay.)

CARICARI, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Paria in Peru ; annexed to the
curacy of Toledo.

Caricari, also called Laguacina, a point of
land on the coast of the province and government
of the Rio del Hacha.

CARICHANA, a settlement of the province of
Guayana, and government of Cumana ; one of the
missions of the Rio Meta, which was under the
care of the society of Jesuits, of the province of
Santa Fe. It is situate on the shore of the Ori-
noco, by the torrent of its name ; and is at present
under the care of the religious order of Capuchins.

Carichana, Torrent of, a strait of the river

Orinoco, formed by different islands, some covered
by, and some standing out of, the water, so that
the navigation is very difficult and dangerous. It
is near the mouth of the river Meta.

CARIJANA, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Larecaja in Peru ; annexed to the
curacy of Camata.

=CARILLON==, a fort belonging to the French,
in New France.

(CARIMBATAY, a parish of the province and
government of Paraguay ; situate a little to the
n. w. of the town of Curuguaty. Lat. 24° 33' 35".
Long. 55° 57' w.)

Carimbatay, a river of the above province
and government, which runs w. and enters the
Xexuy near the town of Curuguato.

CARIMU, a small river of the province and
colony of the Dutch, in Surinam ; one of those
which enter the Cuium on the s. side.

CARINIS, a small river of the province and
captainship of Para in Brazil. It rises in the coun-
try of the Aritus Indians, runs e. and enters the
Guiriri.

CARIOCOS, a lake of the country of the Ama-
zonas
, in the Portuguese territories, on the shore
of the river. It is formed by the Topinamba-
ranas, which, according to Mr. Bellin, makes this
sheet of water before it enters the former river.

CARIPE, a settlement of the province and go-
vernment of Cumaná in the kingdom of Tierra
Firme, situate in the middle of a serranía; one of
the missions in that province belonging to the
Aragonese Capuchin fathers.

CARIPORES, a settlement of S. America, to
the n. of Brazil and of the river of Las Amazo-
nas : although of barbarian Indians, it deserves
particular mention, on account of its virtuous and
pacific customs, so different from the brutality and
sloth of the surrounding nations. These Indians
are handsome, lively, bold, valorous, liberal, ho-
nest, and affable, and in short the most polished
nation of Indians in all America ; they esteem ho-
nour, justice, and truth; are enemies to deceit, eat
bread made of cazave, which they have a method
of preserving good for three or four years. They
do not scruple to eat the flesh of some ugly snakes
found in their woods, but are not cannibals ; nei-
ther do they revenge upon their prisoners taken
in war the cruelties they experience from their
enemies.

CARIUITOS, a settlement of the province and
government of Venezuela in the kingdom of Tierra
Firrae.

(CARIY, a parish of the province and govern-

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