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Total population
c. 405,000
Regions with significant populations
 Barbados 284,589 (2014)[1]
 United States 65,653 (2013)[2]
 Canada 37,780 (2016)[3]
 United Kingdom 18,762 (2011)[4]
English (Bajan, British English, American English)
Christianity (predominantly Protestantism)
Related ethnic groups
other Caribbean people
Afro-Barbadian, Barbadian British, Barbadian American, Americo-Liberians, Barbadians in Trinidad, Barbadians in Brazil, Barbadian Canadians, African diaspora

Barbadians or Bajans are the people who are identified with the country of Barbados, be it the citizens of the country or their descendants in the Barbadian diaspora. This connection may be residential, legal, historical, or cultural. For most Barbadians, several (or all) of these connections exist and are collectively the source of their identity. Barbadians are a multi-ethnic and multicultural society of various different ethnic, religious and national origins.


Many Barbadians now live overseas and outside of Barbados; the majority have migrated to Anglophone countries, including 37,780 Barbadians in Canada, some 19,000 in the United Kingdom, around 65,000 in the United States and some 500–1,000 Barbadians in Liberia. In addition to Anglophone countries other groups of Barbadians have moved to Latin countries including: Brazil, Cuba[5] and Panama.[6][7]


See: List of famous Barbadian people

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