Caribbean people

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This article is about natives of the Caribbean. For other uses, see Caribbean (disambiguation).
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Total population
(60 million)
Regions with significant populations

Mainly Spanish, French, French-based creole languages (Haitian Creole, Antillean Creole), English, English-based creole languages (Papiamento, Jamaican Patois, Trinidadian Creole, Bahamian Creole)

Minority Dutch, Caribbean Hindustani
Predominantly: Minority:
Related ethnic groups
Afro-Caribbean, Chinese Caribbean, White Caribbean, Indo-Caribbean

A Caribbean person or West Indian is a native or inhabitant of the Caribbean region or a person of Caribbean descent. The Caribbean region was initially populated by Amerindians from several different Carib and Arawak groups. These groups were decimated by a combination of slavery and disease brought by European colonizers. Descendants of the Arawak and Carib tribes exist today in the Caribbean and elsewhere but are usually of partial Native American ancestry.[1]


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