Garifuna is an Arawakan language spoken by about 200,000 people
mainly in Honduras, and also in Belize, Guatamala and Nicaragua.
It was originally spoken on the island of St Vincent in the Antilies,
but then spread to Honduras and then to neighbouring countries.
Garifuna contains many words of Cariban origin, as well as words
borrowed from European languages, particularly from French, English
Sample text in Garifuna
Sun gürigia nasíruati yuti lun, lidan úarani, lawiwanduní libágari kai le aubai labúsienra, gatu giñe lanagun lungua buidu hadan líbegu.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with
reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)