Caribbean people

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Caribbean people
Total population
c. 45–47 million
Regions with significant populations
  Colombia12 million
  Cuba11 million
  Haiti11 million
  Dominican Republic10 million
  Puerto Rico3.4 million
  Jamaica2.7 million
Mainly Spanish, French, French-based creole languages ( Haitian Creole, Antillean Creole), English, English-based creole languages ( Jamaican Patois, Bahamian Creole), Papiamento, San Andrés–Providencia Creole
Minority Dutch, Caribbean Hindustani
Predominantly: Minority:
Related ethnic groups
Americans, Canadians, Latin Americans

Caribbean people are the people born in or inhabitants of the Caribbean region or people of Caribbean descent living outside the Caribbean. The Caribbean region was initially populated by Amerindians from several different Kalinago and Taino groups. These groups were decimated by a combination of enslavement and disease brought by European colonizers. Descendants of the Taino and Kalinago tribes exist today in the Caribbean and elsewhere but are usually of partial Amerindian ancestry. [1]

Modern Caribbean people usually further identify by their own specific ethnic ancestry, therefore constituting various subgroups, of which are: Afro-Caribbean (largely descendants of bonded African slaves) White Caribbean (largely descendants of European colonizers and some indentured workers) and Indo-Caribbean (largely descendants of jahaji indentured workers).


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