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.
|Regions with significant populations|
|Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, other parts of Europe, Canada, United States|
|English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese|
|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 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.
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
- Stephen Ames; golfer
- Ralph de Boissière; novelist
- George Bovell; swimmer
- Chris Birchall, footballer
- Albert Gomes; unionist, politician and writer
- Justin Guillen; cricketer
- Stephen Hart; footballer and manager of Trinidad and Tobago national team
- Francesca Hawkins; filmmaker, news anchor
- David Jenkins; sprinter
- Andrew Lewis; sailor
- Andrea McLean; journalist
- Alfred Mendes; writer
- Sam Mendes; director
- Peter Minshall; artist
- Sean De Silva; footballer
- Lowell Yerex; founder of BWIA
- "TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 2011 POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS DEMOGRAPHIC REPORT" (PDF). Guardian.co.tt. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
- Walker, James. "But You Not Even White! Prejudice and Light-skinned West Indians". Outlish. Outlish Magazine. Retrieved 19 July 2015.