Trinidadians and Tobagonians , colloquially known as Trinis or Trinbagonians, are the people who are identified with the country of Trinidad and Tobago. The country is home to people of many different national, ethnic and religious origins.
The ethnic makeup of Trinidad is dominated by two groups, roughly equal in size: blacks , descended from slaves brought in to work on cotton and sugar plantations beginning in the late 18th century, and Indo-Trinidadians, or East Indians, whose ancestors were primarily labourers who immigrated from the Indian
No, Trinidad and Tobago is mainly populated by those of African and Indian descent while they are some Hispanic influences and those who are mixed with it, it’s culture nor majority of its residents are Hispanic . Why is Hispanic / Latino culture so rich?
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.
Indo- Trinidadian and Tobagonians has now become interchangeable with Indians or East Indians . These were people who were escaping poverty in India and seeking employment offered by the British for jobs either as indentured labourers, workers or educated servicemen, primarily, between 1845–1917.
Jamaicans are the citizens of Jamaica and their descendants in the Jamaican diaspora. The vast majority of Jamaicans are of African descent, with minorities of Europeans, East Indians, Chinese, Middle Eastern and others or mixed ancestry .
There are three extant families in the New World, one of which is found in Trinidad and Tobago. All monkeys in this family are arboreal and feed primarily on leaves, fruits and insects.
Trinidad and Tobago achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962 and obtained membership in the Commonwealth and the United Nations that same year. It became a republic in 1976. The capital of Trinidad and Tobago is Port of Spain , located on the northwestern coast of Trinidad.
In 2014, the Spanish language was the native language of 4000 people (or 0.3 % of the total population) living in Trinidad and Tobago. Other local languages are English (official) and other unofficial languages such as Caribbean Hindustani, French Creole and others.
Dragons Mouths , or Dragon’s Mouths , Spanish Bocas del Dragón, channel of the southeastern Caribbean Sea, between Point Peñas (the eastern end of the Paria Peninsula in northeastern Venezuela) and the northwestern extremity of the island of Trinidad.
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.
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Other names for the ethnic group include Black Caribbean , Afro or Black West Indian or Afro or Black Antillean. The term Afro – Caribbean was not coined by Caribbean People themselves but was first used by European Americans in the late 1960s.