Asia make up a significant portion of Trinidad's
population. People of Indian
descent comprise over 40% of the population. The
while not so numerous, have also had a significant
impact on Trinidadian society. It is interesting to
note that many of these immigrants arrived as
indentured servants, but through hard work they
were able to become a significant economic and
political force in the island.
noteworthy group of immigrants from Asia are those
These people came to the West Indies while fleeing
religious persecution, and found a place of
opportunity and safety in Trinidad.