The Garric peoples were groups of extinct culturally-related peoples living in the ancient Great Delta area, it is believed that they were among the first peoples to have horticultural food-producing, but it seems that the Garric peoples had virtually no animal-raising, despite the nearby Kapa peoples have animal domestication.
All Garric peoples have been extinct, little is known about them, it is believed that they were conquered and exterminated by Ulitan peoples around 4000 BK, prior to the rise of the Ancient Great Delta culture which was likely to be Ulitan-speaking.
The name "Garric" was from legends of Ulitan peoples living in the Great Delta area, which is used to by several Ulitan-speaking peoples referring to them, but it is unclear whether it is an exonym from Ulitan languages or an endonym of the languages of the Garric peoples.
Archaeological findings showed that Garric peoples generally lived in villages, most of the villages were small, containing no more than 200 peoples, but there were also some larger villages that probably had social hierarchies and chiefs, and it is generally accepted that the cultures of the Garric peoples were not related to the Ancient Great Delta culture and the Kapa peoples, as the art styles and most tools used by Garric peoples were greatly different from those found in the excavation sites of the Ancient Great Delta culture and the excavation sites of the Kapa peoples.
Recent research shows that the ancestors of the Kapa peoples and the Garric peoples might once occupy a much larger area in Amutet, but at 10000 BK, many of them had been assimilated to the Tingwe-ǂaa Uteq-speaking peoples.
Some suspected words from the languages of the Garric peoplesEdit
Garric peoples were exterminated before the invention of writing systems, thus their languages were not recorded, and little is known about their languages. Below are some suspected words from the languages of the Garric peoples:
- *baŋ - aspen
- *roŋgə-~roŋga - road;way;street
- *ʁom - elf;genie;ghost
- *dok - stone;rock
- *xʷas~xuwas - clear;transparent
- *kuwan~kʷan - phoenix
- *natə~nata - house;home
- *natəʔai~nataʔai - village;tribe
- *xməisə~xmaisə - tower