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What is Vincentian descent?

What is Vincentian descent?

Indo-Vincentians are an ethnic group in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines who are mainly descendants of indentured laborers who came in the late 19th century to the early 20th century and entrepreneurs who began immigrating in the mid-20th century from the Indian subcontinent.

What is Vincentian nationality?

Vincentian nationality is typically obtained either on the principle of jus soli, i.e. by birth in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; or under the rules of jus sanguinis, i.e. by birth abroad to parents with Vincentian nationality.

What culture is Saint Vincent?

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ culture is strongly linked to that of mostly West Africa, with influences from Portuguese laborers, and French and British settlers together with indigenous Caribs to give Saint Vincent and the Grenadines its vibrant multi-ethnic community.

Where did slaves in St Vincent come from?

The Africans were mainly slaves who had escaped from plantations in Barbados or were taken from raids on European plantations; other Africans came from a party of slaves who were shipwrecked in the Grenadines in either 1635 or 1673 (both dates are frequently given) and eventually reached the Saint Vincent mainland.

What African country are St Lucians from?

Saint Lucia
Afro-Saint Lucians or African-Saint Lucians, are Saint Lucians whose ancestry lies within the continent of Africa. As of 2013, people of African descent are the majority in Saint Lucia, accounting for 82.5% of the country’s population.

What does Vincentian mean?

Definition of Vincentian 1 : a member of the Roman Catholic Congregation of the Mission founded by St. Vincent de Paul in Paris, France, in 1625 and devoted to missions and seminaries. 2 : a native or inhabitant of the island of St. Vincent.

What language do St Vincent speak?

EnglishSaint Vincent and the Grenadines / Official languageEnglish is a West Germanic language of the Indo-European language family, originally spoken by the inhabitants of early medieval England. Wikipedia

What language does St Vincent speak?

Did St Lucia have slavery?

The British abolished the African slave trade in 1807; they acquired Saint Lucia permanently in 1814. It was not until 1834 that they abolished the institution of slavery.