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.
The official language of Trinidad and Tobago is English, although we do have segments of the population that speak other languages , including “patois”, a slang version of French that was brought to the islands by French settlers in the colonial period.
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 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 ).
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.
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.
Trinidad and Tobago is a multi-religious nation. The largest religious groups are the Protestant Christians (including Anglicans , Presbyterians , Methodist, Evangelicals, Pentecostals and Baptist), Roman Catholic Christians , Hindus , and Muslims.
Trinidad and Tobago were ceded to Britain in 1802 under the Treaty of Amiens as separate states and unified in 1889. Trinidad and Tobago obtained independence in 1962, becoming a republic in 1976. Trinidad and Tobago.
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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.
Trinidadian Nicki Minaj. 08 December 1982. Billy Ocean. 21 January 1950. Recording Artist. Stokely Carmichael. 29 June 1941. Dwight Yorke. 03 November 1971. Football Player. Brian Lara. 02 May 1969. Trinidadian Cricketer. C. L. R. James. 04 January 1901. Kamla Persad-Bissessar. 22 April 1952. Adande Thorne. 10 July 1988.
Guyana is a diverse nation; 39.8% of the population is of Indian origin (see Indo-Guyanese ), 30% African (see Afro-Guyanese ), 19.9% multiracial (almost all part African, including Dougla, Creole-Mulatto, Zambo-Maroon, and Pardo), 10.5% Amerindian and 0.5% other, mostly Chinese, Europeans (most notably Portuguese),
Trinidadians and Tobagonians, colloquially known as Trinis or Trinbagonians, are the people who are identified with the country of Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad and Tobago is one of the wealthiest countries in the Caribbean, thanks to its large reserves of oil and gas, the exploitation of which dominates its economy.
Trinidad and Tobago – Ethnic groups The total population is estimated at 40% black, 40.3% East Indian, 18% mixed, 0.6% white , and 1.2% Chinese and other. Tobago is predominantly black.