Barbadian people

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Barbadians
Bajans
Barbados

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Notable Barbadian people:
Rihanna, Ashley Cole
Shaznay Lewis, Owen Arthur
Total population
Est. 400,000
Regions with significant populations
 Barbados
(Nationwide)
284,589[1]
 United Kingdom
(London, Manchester, Birmingham)
60,000
 United States
(New York, Massachusetts)
54,509
 Canada
34,340[2]
 Brazil
(Porto Velho)
5,000
Languages
English (Bajan, British English, American English)
Religion
Christianity (Predominantly Protestantism)
Related ethnic groups
Demographics of Barbados, Afro-Barbadian, Barbadian British, Barbadian American, Barbadians in Brazil, Canadians of Barbadian origin, African diaspora, Black people, Indians in Barbados, Barbadian Jews

Barbadians or Bajans are people originating on the Caribbean island of Barbados whether they live there or in the Barbadian diaspora.

Diaspora[edit]

Many Barbadians now live overseas and outside of Barbados, the majority have migrated to Anglophone countries, including 34,340 Barbadians in Canada, some 21,601 in the United Kingdom and around 54,509 Barbadians in the United States. In addition to Anglophone countries other groups of Barbadians have moved to Latin countries including: Brazil, Cuba[3]and Panama.[4][5]

In 1865, 346 immigrants from Barbados arrived in Liberia, and became part of the Americo-Liberian ethnic group which dominated that country for more than a century.

Notable Barbadians[edit]

See: List of famous Barbadian people

See also[edit]

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