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2 By: Maurica Roachford, Shaquille Job, Akeil Garcia, Crystol Caesar

3 Migration is the physical movement of people from one area to another, sometimes over a long distances or in large groups. Types of Migration Internal Migration: Moving to a new home within a state, country, or continent. Regional Migration: Moving from one place to another within the same geographical region. International Migration: Moving from one place to another that is outside the geographical region.

4 The Caribbean is a region that has experienced significant migrations, each impacting on our social life and culture.

5 The first people who migrated to the Caribbean were the Tainos and the Kalinagoes. The Tainos was a peaceful tribe, who were chase by the kalinagoes for their food and woman. Some Tainos migrated from Asia to the Caribbean region.

6 Tainos and Kalinagoes Impact on Our Culture Amerindians introduced tobacco smoking, use of hammock. Medicinal properties of plants and herbs, tropical products such as root crops, beans etc.

7 The European were the second persons to migrate to the Caribbean. Christopher Columbus traveled the world to prove his theory that the earth was round. Columbus was supported by the Spanish royal family who was hoping to get riches from the orient before her rivals (France, Portugal). The migratory movement during the Columbian period was westward across the Atlantic.

8 The Europeans Impact on Our Culture The Spaniards introduced better island transport (horse). Sturdier houses( Spanish wall). More elaborate system of government Cabildo, Viceroys), A new religion (Christianity), New crops such as sugar cane, banana, citrus (except grapefruit), different style of dressing, new animals such as chickens, pigs, goats cattle.

9 The Africans came to the Caribbean in the 17 th, 18 th and 19 th century. Millions of Africans were imported into the Caribbean society by the whites in the Atlantic slave trade. The Africans were physically and mentally abused and forced to work on the plantation.

10 Africans Impact on Our Culture Religion- practices which can be recognized in the cults of obeah, voodoo and Shango. Language- Caribbean invented a common language. This led to the emergence of patois (mixture of African, French, English and Spanish dialects) Food- yam, cocoa, asham, fu-fu, susumba, peanut, duckoonoo). Music- (congo -talking drum, Abeng, xylophone, bamboo fife, Jamaican banjo).

11 With the abolition of slavery, the planters turned to Asia for a new supply of labour and for decades thousands of East Indians(1838) and Chinese{1853) were brought to the West Indies under a contractual arrangement to labour on the sugar plantations mainly in Guyana Trinidad and to a lesser extent Jamaica.

12 Asians Impact on the Caribbean Introduction of new technologies- processing of sugar cane. New architectural style using different building materials: Spanish wall, Georgian. New languages: Spanish, English, Dutch, French etc.

13 Bibliography (Jeniffer Mohammed) Caribbean Studies for CAPE Examinations An Interdisciplinary Approach.


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