Who found the Caribbean islands?

While Christopher Columbus is credited with finding and landing on many of the Caribbean Islands, they were populated long before his happy accident. The people native to these islands are:

  • Arawak
  • Igneri
  • TaĆ­no
  • Caquetio
  • Ciboney
  • Ciguayo
  • Galibi
  • Garifuna
  • Island Caribs
  • Kalinago
  • Lucayan
  • Macorix
  • Raizal



So, more accurately, depending on which you mean, people from the list above "found" the Caribbean islands.