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Afro-Caribbean Mutualism

As the earth rotates about it’s axis so do human race of different ethnic groups migrate from one region to another. The integration of people who migrated from the Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean gave rise to Afro-Caribbean sobriquet Africa Caribbean. Afro-Caribbeans are resident people in Caribbean who trace their full or partial ancestry to Africa. Between the 15th and 19th centuries, Africans were taken as slaves to the colonial Caribbean via the trans-Atlantic slave trade to work primarily on various sugar plantations and in domestic households. Presently, Majority of the Afro-Caribbeans are the descendants of these slaves. The Americans were the first to use such word “Afro-Caribbean” in the late 1960s though it was coined by the West Indians. The interaction in the Caribbean can be seen in the culture, religion, trades, marriages and so on.

Culture: This summarises their way of living. It shows their symbol, food, art, music, carnival, sports etc. They are known to have multicultural heritage known in different islands. The cultural norm was multiculturalism and what unites these communities was the diversity in their culture. Although, it is known officially that one in a four of the Caribbean population is English- speaking, the largest linguist group comprised of the Spanish speakers. 22% are of the French-speaking while 1% is of the Dutch. The Caribbean today features 59 living languages. The parrot, palm and shell are known to be the official symbol of the Caribbean. They have taken it up even in their flags. Their carnival are usually celebrated during Ash Wednesday or the days leading up to Lent.

Religion: Afro-Caribbean has so many religions. Dating from history, during the 15th through 19th centuries, the Caribbean basin was highly sought by nations of Euro