In this post, we’ll talk about Trinidad and Tobago. We’ll learn about Trinidad and Tobago people, Trinidad and Tobago language, Trinidad and Tobago religion, Trinidad and Tobago map, and we’ll be checking if Trinidad and Tobago is a country or a city, if Trinidad and Tobago is safe to visit, what to do in Trinidad and Tobago while you are there, sightseeing places to visit in Trinidad and Tobago!
Introduction to Trinidad and Tobago
Caribbeans is one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Caribbeans has a lot of Sovereign states, as well as Islands that belong to countries like the US, the UK, France, and the Netherlands.
Not all of the Caribbean Sovereign states had the opportunity to represent themselves to the outside world though, such as our next country, Trinidad and Tobago where you’ll find one of the most beautiful Caribbean beaches and Caribbean festivals in the region.
Let’s get more familiar with this heaven on earth, so-called Trinidad and Tobago.
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Recent history of Trinidad and Tobago
The reason behind Trinidad and Tobago’s name
Trinidad and Tobago’s name has two parts because of the main two Islands that it has, the bigger one being Trinidad, and the smaller one, Tobago.
Trinidad and Tobago’s colonization by the UK
Trinidad and Tobago was formerly colonized by the Spanish Army, however, the Britons took over in the 18th century.
Trinidad and Tobago’s independence from the UK
Trinidad and Tobago gained its independence from the UK on August 31, 1962.
Trinidad and Tobago after independence
After gaining its independence, Trinidad and Tobago was on the right path towards democracy and now Trinidad and Tobago is a democratic country!
People in Trinidad and Tobago
Ethnic groups in Trinidad and Tobago
Indigenous people of Trinidad and Tobago
Far before becoming a Spanish colony, Trinidad and Tobago was inhabited by Amerindians.
Indians, Africans and Chinese in Trinidad and Tobago
Before getting annexed by the British, there were already some slaves living and working in Trinidad and Tobago, but after becoming a British colony, free Africans entered the islands who owned a piece of land in Trinidad, awarded by the British government, because of participating in wars as a British soldier.
Indian and Chinese workers also entered Trinidad and Tobago at the time of colonization.
Official language in Trinidad and Tobago
The sole official language in Trinidad and Tobago is English, but locals speak a special version of Trinidad and Tobago English, so-called TTSE (Trinidad and Tobago Standard English) as well as a mixed language called English Creole which is a mix of English, indigenous, and European languages, specialized by Trinidad and Tobago people.
Some people in Trinidad and Tobago, also speak Hindi, Chinese, and Indigenous language.
Religion in Trinidad and Tobago
More than 50% of the 1.3 million population of Trinidad and Tobago identify as Christian, while the rest are either Hindu, Atheist, or Muslim.
What to do in Trinidad and Tobago
Beach Resorts and Hotels in Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago has a lot of world-class resorts and beaches to offer such as Maracas Bay on the island of Trinidad with white sand and blue water.
Queen’s Park Savannah in Trinidad and Tobago
Queen’s Park Savannah, (or Savannah as locals call it) is a big park in Trinidad with Royal Botanic Gardens and Emperor Valley Zoo in it. Every year, a few Caribbean carnivals are held in this park.
Yerette – Home of the Hummingbird in Trinidad and Tobago
If you are a fan of cute Hummingbirds, you can visit Yerette – Home of the Hummingbird. in this center, you’ll get educated about the Hummingbirds and have the opportunity to visit them in person. The tours to Yerette are available most days and each tour has to have 25 visitors or less.
30 thoughts on “Trinidad and Tobago – an Indian country in the Caribbeans?!”
Nice post! 🌞
Well, maybe my post will be about Calgary then
Sure! I’ve been thinking about moving to Edmonton for a long time now and have learnt a lot about it! Maybe I compare Vancouver with Edmonton and mention you for being the inspiration of the post!
Well, I will do Calgary then. I guess if you’re in Edmonton, we’ll be “enemies” like LA and San Francisco are! 😅
If you do that first, I will link it on my post about it, but if I do it first, you can link mine. Deal?
Deal! You’ll probably win! lol!
Idk, I haven’t spent a winter in Canadian yet and I’m blogging about more of moving stuff right nlw
I’ve also never been to other Canadian provinces during winter other than my own city, Vancouver! I feel like freezing by looking at them on TV, but London’s winter is still brutal compared to Vancouver!
Thanks for showing the hummingbirds! I love them so much! 😍
Glad to see you like them!
Thank you for your comment! 😊
I live in California right now so I get to see hummingbirds a lot. I’ll miss them when I move to Canada 😢
That makes sense, but Canada is also unique in some ways! Where in Canada are you moving to? (if it’s not personal)
Every country has its uniqueness. For now, I plan to live in Calgary, mainly because I have good friends there who I know will support me in this transition.
It’s a beautiful city! I have good memories from it.
Wish you the best! 😊✌🏼❤
Thank you! 😊🇨🇦
I’m so desperate to leave the US now. Even though my area has been really careful, there’s still been an uptick of COVID-19 cases. Even so, I still want to follow the laws and border restrictions for Canada because even though I am careful and I stay home etc, it might not be enough
Well, you are too nice and understanding.
There are tons of US citizens who use “driving to Alaska” as an excuse to enter BC and AB, just to camp in one of our national parks or lakes and they don’t even bother wearing mask!
It’s all over the news in here, and as a dual citizen, I feel ashamed about it!
Thank you. I heard about that! If it were to flee from what’s going on, but still respecting the laws, I would understand, but that’s just gross! I’m a dual citizen too and I would willing give up my US citizenship for Canadian citizenship. I regret moving back the US
I see, but maybe it’s good to resettle here for a while and see how you like it, because the weather plays a huge role in human’s daily mood and you may regret giving up the US one since even the best weather in Canada (in Vancouver, my city) is depressing! lol
I get it. I grew up in London, so I know about dealing with long dark winters. I wouldn’t give up my citizenship lightly, but it’s looking more likely lol
Oh, you’re toughened then! Vancouver is like Hawaii compared to London! Lol!
Good to know! I have actually heard Canadians say London cold is painful or biting by comparison
Exactly! I always thought Vancouver’s winters were similar to London but not after experiencing it! Lol
I may quote you on the Vancouver like Hawaii compared to London on my own blog sometime!
Sure! It would be an honor for me!
Maybe I should write a post about it too!
I was in Trinidad in 2013. It was amazing!
Wow! That’s great! Thanks for sharing your experience with us! 😊
Always wanted to know the reason behind the country’s two names. Thanks for showcasing Trinidad and Tobago.
Glad you found it useful!
Thanks for your comment Emmanuel! 🙂