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White Trinidadian and Tobagonian

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White Trinidadians (sometimes Euro-Trinidadians and Tobagonians or local-whites) are Trinidadians of European descent. However, while the term White Trinidadian is used to refer collectively to all Caucasians who are Trinidadian, whether by birth or naturalization, the term local-white is used to refer more specifically to Trinidad-born Caucasians and in particular, those who trace their roots back to Trinidad's early settlers.

European Trinidadian and Tobagonian
Trinitense y tobagoniano europeo  (Spanish)
Européen Trinidadien et Tobagonien  (French)
Trindade e Tobago da Europa  (Portuguese)
European Union Trinidad and Tobago
Total population
8,633[1] (2011)
Regions with significant populations
Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, other parts of Europe, Canada, United States
Languages
English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese
Religion
Christianity, Judaism, and others
Related ethnic groups
European Caribbeans, English people, Scottish people, Welsh people, Irish people, French people, Germans, Portuguese people, Jews

White Trinidadians and Tobagonians account for less than 1% of the population of Trinidad and Tobago. However, the classification is primarily a superficial description[2] based on phenotypic description opposed to genotypical classification. In addition, many mixed race Trinidadians with European ancestry may self-identify as white, despite being mixed race.

OriginsEdit

Many white Trinidadians originate from the colonial era, in which British, French, Portuguese and German people filled the gap required to work as overseers on estates, farming sugarcane, cocoa and to fill the gap required for labor on agricultural estates at the time.

Notable European Trinidadians and TobagoniansEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 2011 POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS DEMOGRAPHIC REPORT" (PDF). Guardian.co.tt. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  2. ^ Walker, James. "But You Not Even White! Prejudice and Light-skinned West Indians". Outlish. Outlish Magazine. Retrieved 19 July 2015.