Barbadians

Barbadians or Bajans (formed by omitting the first syllable of "Barbadians" and by pronouncing the "di" with a "j" sound) are the people who are identified with the country of Barbados, by being citizens or their descendants in the Barbadian diaspora. The connection may be residential, legal, historical or cultural. For most Barbadians, several (or all) of those connections exist and are collectively the source of their identity. Barbadians are a multi-ethnic and multicultural society of various different ethnic, religious and national origins.

Barbadians
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Total population
c. 400,000
Regions with significant populations
 Barbados 284,589 (2014)[1]
 United States65,653 (2013)[2]
 Canada37,780 (2016)[3]
 United Kingdom18,762 (2011)[4]
 Trinidad and Tobago9,000
 Jamaica1,000
 Saint Lucia1,000
 Australia476
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines354
 Antigua and Barbuda314
 Guyana273
Languages
Bajan Creole, English
Religion
Christianity (predominantly Protestantism)
Related ethnic groups
Other Caribbean people
Afro-Barbadians, Barbadian British, Barbadian Americans, Americo-Liberians, Barbadians in Trinidad, Barbadian Brazilians, Barbadian Canadians, African diaspora

DiasporaEdit

Many Barbadians now live overseas and outside of Barbados; the majority have migrated to Anglophone countries, including 37,780 Barbadians in Canada, some 19,000 in the United Kingdom, around 65,000 in the United States and some 500–1,000 Barbadians in Liberia. In addition to Anglophone countries other groups of Barbadians have moved to Latin countries including Brazil, Cuba[5] and Panama.[6][7]

BarbadiansEdit

See: List of famous Barbadian people

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The World Factbook: Barbados". cia.gov. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  2. ^ Results   American Fact Finder (US Census Bureau)
  3. ^ Statistics Canada. "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Country-of-birth database". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Archived from the original on 17 June 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2009.
  5. ^ Bajan Descendants Living In Cuba Show Off Their Art
  6. ^ "Chamberlain, M.: Migration and Post-Colonialism: the Commonwealth Caribbean, 2008". Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  7. ^ ‘LONG LOST’ BAJANS IN PANAMA – LOOKING FOR FAMILY IN BARBADOS, CAN YOU HELP?