Discovery and settlement

The earliest settlers on Guadeloupe arrived around 300 BC and developed agriculture on the island. They were removed by the more warlike Caribs. It was the Caribs who called the island “Karukera,” which is roughly translated as “island with beautiful waters.” They were also the tribe to meet all of the later settlers to the island.
Columbus’ second journey brought him to this island on November 14, 1493. He named it for an image in a Spanish monastery he had visited: Santa María de Guadalupe de Extremadura, an image of the Virgin Mary venerated at Villuercas, in Guadalupe , Extremadura.gua-vestida-virgen


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