What nationality is Trinidad?

What nationality is Trinidad?

In Trinidad, two main ethnic groups predominate — Afro-Creoles of African descent and Indians of Asian descent. These communities are of almost equal size (Table 1.1). While the population size of these two major communities is relatively the same, this has not always been the case.

Is Trinidad a race or ethnicity?

Among its neighbours, the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago stands out due to its ethnic makeup. The population of most Caribbean nations is mainly of African descent; similar to Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago is evenly divided between Afro-Trinidadians and Indo-Trinidadians.

What is Trinidadian English called?

Trinidadian Creole
Trinidadian and Tobagonian English (TE) or Trinidadian and Tobagonian Standard English is a dialect of English used in Trinidad and Tobago. TE co-exists with both non-standard varieties of English as well as other dialects, namely Trinidadian Creole in Trinidad and Tobagonian Creole in Tobago.

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Is dougla a race?

Dougla people (plural Douglas) are Caribbean people who are of mixed African and Indian descent. The word Dougla (also Dugla or Dogla) is used throughout the Dutch and English-speaking Caribbean.

Is Creole a bad word?

The word “creole” can be derogatory, but only in certain contexts. For a full explanation, may I again refer you to the “Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage” by Richard Allsopp (Oxford University Press).

Are people from Trinidad black?

Afro-Trinidadians and Tobagonians make up the country’s second largest ethnic group, with approximately 36.3\% of the population identifying as being of African descent. People of African background were brought to the island as slaves as early as the 16th century.

Are all Trinidadians mixed?

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.

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What is a red woman Caribbean?

Traditionally, red women were hired as bank clerks in post colonial Trinidad and everyone knew that they predominated the flight attendants on the national carrier for many years: women of a certain look/social class.

Which is bigger Trinidad or Jamaica?

Both are excellent places to visit! Jamaica is way bigger than Trinidad by size. Jamaica’s population is more heavily skewed with people of African Decent (90\%) and 1.3\% East Indian, where as Trinidad is closer to 40\% African decent and another 40\% East Indian and 18\% mixed.