TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

 

 

 

Official language is English-ENG. English spoken as standard on both islands is also called Trinidadian English. Variations of Creole – Kreyol could be found on both Islands: Trinidadian Creole French (Lesser Antillean Creole French, Patois and Patwa); Tobagonian Creole English (Guyanese Creole English and Vincy Twang); Trinidadian Creole English (Creole). Other recognized languages are: Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), French, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic. East Indian population combines Trinidadian English, Hindi and Bhojpuri variations into Indo-Trinidadian.

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    Trinidad was first settled by pre-agricultural Archaic people at least 7,000 years ago, making it the earliest-settled part of the Caribbean. Trinidad was occupied by various Arawakan-speaking groups including the Nepoya and Suppoya, and Cariban-speaking groups such as the Yao, while Tobago was occupied by the Island Caribs and Galibi

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    Trinidad & Tobago

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    Trinidad and Tobago

  • Nationality

    noun:  Trinidadian(s), Tobagonian(s)
    adjective:  Trinidadian, Tobagonian
  • Population

    1,226,383 (July 2012 est.)

  • Ethnic Groups

    Indian (South Asian) 40%, African 37.5%, mixed 20.5%, other 1.2%, unspecified 0.8% (2000 census)

 

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