were a Cariban-speaking
people who lived in the Lesser Antilles
and northern South America
) at the time of European settlement
. They are believed to have co-existed with the Island Caribs
on the islands of Grenada
and may have also lived further up the islands. The Galibi are believed to have been a major trading link between the Island Caribs and mainland Cariban-speaking groups.
Some archaeologists believe that the Galibi were not distinct from the Island Caribs, but most believe that they were a distinct group.