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The Cultural Diversity of the Caribbean.

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  • Submitted: 31/10/2008
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GCSE Sociology

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Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is a group of islands and mainland territories that is located south of North America, north of South America and east of Central America. This arrangement of beautiful islands and mainland territories is known worldwide because of its vibrant and colourful culture which is as a result of cultural diversity. This, therefore, highlights the fact that Caribbean societies are influenced by cultural diversity, and it is this fact, that gives the Caribbean its unique identity.

Cultural diversity refers to the variety of ethnic groups, such as Indians, Africans, Chinese and Europeans that exist within the Caribbean society and the particular ways of life manifested by each group. The cultural diversity of this region has resulted from colonization of the Europeans in the fifteenth century, the forced migration of the Africans between the mid- seventeenth to nineteenth century, and the voluntary migration of the Asians in the nineteenth century.

Each ethnic group brought with them their traditional practices, for example the Indians brought their traditional foods such as curry and other spices, and the Africans brought their religious practices such as voodoo. These practices by the ethnic groups have

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