Faces of the World – Trinidad and Tobago

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Faces of the World: Trinidad and Tobago

Our Trinidadian faces are a carnival goer from Port of Spain, and the famous Nikki Minaj, who was born in St. James. Both are mixed with African and East Indian ancestry.

Trinidad and Tobago is a twin Island country and though closer to South America, is culturally much like the Caribbean. Trinidad especially is one of the most culturally diverse places in the world. It has changed hands between many colonist, such as the Spaniards, the British, French, and even the Dutch. Some of the colonist brought slaves and indentured servants from Africa and India. Over time, people culturally diffused and intermarried. Tobago remains more distinctly African, but Trinidad is so diverse that Trinidadians are known to claim they are not African, or Indian (which are the largest ethnic groups of the island), but they are Trinidadian.

The main ethnic groups of Trinidad are: Indian, African, Carib and Arawak (Amerindian), Spanish and Portuguese. The main religions of Trinidad are: Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam.

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