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History of Migration

Trinidad Timeline
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Emigration from T&T

Ethnic Groups

Africans
- The Slave Trade
- Free Colored
- West African Workers
- Liberated Slaves
- African Repatriation
Americans
- Canadians
- Panama Canal Zone
- Venezuelans
- War of 1812 Veterans
- WW II Service Men
- West Indians
Asians
- Chinese
- East Indians
- Lebanese & Syrians
Europeans
- Corsicans
- Courlanders
- English
- French
- Germans
- Irish
- Portuguese
- Scots
- Spanish

Asians

Immigrants from Asia make up a significant portion of Trinidad's population. People of Indian descent comprise over 40% of the population. The Chinese, 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.

Another noteworthy group of immigrants from Asia are those from Greater Syria. These people came to the West Indies while fleeing religious persecution, and found a place of opportunity and safety in Trinidad.

 


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