What are some examples of slang in Trinidad and Tobago?
Trinidadians and Tobagonians, colloquially known as Trinis or Trinbagonians, are the people who are identified with the country of Trinidad and Tobago.
The island of Trinidad is mainly multiracial while the population of Tobago is primarily what is considered Afro-Tobagonian, which is synonymous with Afro- Trinidadian , with the exception that the people of Tobago are almost exclusively of direct African ancestry.
Built primarily around the oil and gas industries, Trinidad and Tobago’s economy is one of the strongest in the Caribbean. Despite this, several factors have led to economic stagnation as well as relatively prevalent poverty.
Trinidadian and Tobagonian English (TE) or Trinidadian and Tobagonian Standard English is a dialect of English used in Trinidad and Tobago. Both islands as one consider the dialect as Trinbagonian Creole. Trinidadian English was originally based on a standard of British English, including having a non-rhotic accent .
Trinidadian Creole is a creole language commonly spoken throughout the island of Trinidad in Trinidad and Tobago. Both creoles contain elements from a variety of African languages. Trinidadian English Creole is also influenced by French and French Creole (Patois).
The horseshoe whip snake (Hemorrhois hippocrepis) is a species of snake in the family Colubridae . The species is native to southwestern Europe and northern Africa.
The population’s ethnic composition comprises 35.4% East Indians, 34.2% of African descent, 23.0% mixed races , and 8.4% of other ethnic groups (Asian, European, Middle Eastern); the male-to-female ratio is roughly 1:1 ( 2 ). Figure 1 shows the country’s population structure, by age and sex, for 1990 and 2015.
Popular breakfast foods include doubles; roti (usually sada roti) served with a variety of curried, roasted or fried vegetable dishes; fried bake served with saltfish, meat, or vegetable dishes; and coconut bake (coconut bread) served with a range of fillings.
Slavery was abolished in 1833, after which former slaves served an “apprenticeship” period which ended on 1 August 1838 with full emancipation.