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Trinidad and Tobago – an Indian country in the Caribbeans?!


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.

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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.

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