Introducing Carib Territory
The 3700-acre Carib Territory, which begins around the village of Bataka and continues south for 7.5 miles, is home to most of Dominica’s 2200 Caribs – properly known as Kalinago. It’s a rural area with cultivated bananas, breadfruit trees and wild heliconia growing along the roadside. Many of the houses are traditional wooden structures on log stilts, but there are also simple cement homes and, in the poorer areas, shanties made of corrugated tin and tar paper. Stalls and small shops selling baskets and other handicraft line the main road. The roadside Cassava Bakery in Salybia sells traditional Carib bread.