Chinese Trinidadians and Tobagonians (sometimes Sino- Trinidadians and Tobagonians or Chinese Trinbagonians) are Trinidadians and Tobagonians of Chinese ancestry.
The Chinese brought their customs, culture, food, games, traditions and way of dress with them when they came to Trinidad . Even though they have been assimilated into Trinidadian society they still observe some of these customs. The wider Trinidadian society in turn has adopted some of the Chinese heritage.
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.
The Chinese came to Trinidad with their unique culture and traditions but most importantly an intricate system of beliefs, which was in no way singular. When the Chinese immigrants left China, the four predominant religions at the time were Taoism , Buddhism , Islam and Christianity to a lesser extent.
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.
The two earliest ships of Chinese migrant workers to Jamaica arrived in 1854, the first directly from China , the second composed of onward migrants from Panama who were contracted for plantation work. The influx of Chinese indentured immigrants aimed to replace the outlawed system of black slavery.
Fourteen thousand Chinese arrived in British Guiana between 1853 and 1879 on 39 vessels bound from Hong Kong to fill the labor shortage on the sugar plantations engendered by the abolition of slavery.
The Bahamas The original Chinese immigrants came from Cuba — explaining why Hispanic surnames are not uncommon — and got their start in the restaurant, laundry, and cleaning industries.
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?
There are a few areas of the capital, Port of Spain on Trinidad , that can be dangerous . Communities like Laventille, Morvant, Sea Lots, South Belmont are prone to violent crime, such as sexual assault, robberies and gang violence, and should be avoided.
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 .
1839 and 1917
The indentured labourers who came to Trinidad brought with them their own East Indian cuisine, complete with traditional seasonings and ways of cooking. Most important of their spices were the curries. In Trinidad and Tobago most Hindi words in common use today relate to the kitchen and food.
The bulk of Chinese indentured labor migration to the West Indies occurred between 1853 and 1866. By the end of the nineteenth century, some 18,000 Chinese would arrive in the West Indies, with the vast majority of those migrants headed for Guyana.