Portuguese Jamaican

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A Portuguese Jamaican is a Jamaican citizen of Portuguese origin or descent.

Most Portuguese came to Jamaica were Sephardi Jews who fled their country because of the Inquisition which persecuted individuals of Jewish faith. The Jews remain in Jamaican after the British conquest and began to practice their religion openly as they established synagogues of which only one remains today, Synagogue Sha’are Shalom, the house of worship of the United Congregation on Israelites.

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