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People
More than 90 percent of the people of Barbados are direct descendents from the Africans that were brought in as slaves in the late 1600s and 1700s. The rest are of mixed European (primarily British) and Afro blood. There is also a minority of Indians, Arabs and Jews.
With more than 600 people per square kilometre, Barbados has one of the highest population densities in the world. St. Michael, the parish in which the capital Bridgetown is located, contains nearly 40 per cent of the population. About 93 per cent of Barbadians are descended from African slaves brought over to work on the sugar plantations between 1636 and 1834. About 3.5 per cent are of European ancestry, 0.75 per cent are of Asian Indian descent, and 2.4 per cent are of mixed origins. The official language of Barbados is English, but a local dialect is also spoken.

Language
English is the official language. However, the colorful local dialect is also largely used by most locals.

Religion
Religion is evident everywhere, manifested in diverse and colorful Caribbean style. About half of the population are Anglicans, while the rest are made up of Hindus, Muslims, and Jews.
Most Barbadians are Anglicans. Other denominations include Moravians, Methodists, Roman Catholics, Pentecostalists, and Seventh-day Adventists.

 

 


 

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