Garifunas

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The Honduras Garifunas are proud of their culture.  The Garifuna communities are strong, with great emphasis on music, dance and history.  They have formed their own religion, the Dugu, consisting of a mixture of Catholicism and African beliefs, and speak a unique language.

Garifuna Fisherman of Cayos Cochinos Honduras

Garifuna Fishermen in Honduras

Most Garifuna villages in Honduras are dependent upon fishing, which is carried out using hand fishing lines, nets and hand-made dugout canoes.


The Garifuna use what nature offers.  The local agriculture is incorporated into their diets and dishes, such as “La machuca”, a food made of mashed green plantains with coconut milk soup and fried fish.  This would be enjoyed with “cassava”, which looks similar to a large fragile tortilla, and is made from the yuca root.

The Honduras Garifuna populate a variety of coastal areas on the mainland, such as La Ceiba and Tela. The island of Roatan has a large Garifuna population that also inhabits the surrounding cays/keys.
Internet Directory [Directorio de Internet]
> Garifunas
Food [Comida]
History [Historia]
Music [Música] 
News [Noticias]
Networks [Redes]
Organizations [Organizaciones]
Performing Arts [Teatro y Actuación]
Travel & Tourism [Viajes y Turismo]
FOOD [COMIDA] 
Gari Foods – food if the garifuna people
HISTORY [HISTORIA]
Garifuna History
History of Tela
MUSIC [MUSICA]
Aurelio Martinez – Garifuna Soul
Kazzabe
NEWS [NOTICIAS]
Gari-News
Garifuna News
NETWORKS [REDES] 
Afro Tropical
Garifuna World
garinet.com The Garifuna Place of The New Millenium
ORGANIZATIONS [ORGANIZACIONES]
OFRANEH – Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña
ONECA – Organización Negra Centroamericana/Central American Black Organization
ODECO – Organización de Desarrollo Étnico Comunitario
PERFORMING ARTS [TEATRO Y ACTUACION] 
Dugu or feast of the death
Spirit of my Mother – a Garifuna woman’s spiritual journey
TRAVEL & TOURISM [VIAJES Y TURISMO]
Garifuna Tours 
Garifuna Villages around Tela




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