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West Indies - Caribbean Region Master Project

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  1. African-, Afro-Americans throughout the Americas / Black History - Master Project
  2. Albury Family of the Bahamas
  3. American Slaves
  4. Americas Immigration
  5. Ashanti Diaspora
  6. Bahamians
  7. Barbados: Eminent Planters (1673)
  8. Bermuda
  9. British West Indies Planters
  10. Chinese in the Caribbean
  11. Colonial Americas - Portal
  12. Families of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  13. Families of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
  14. Famous Cricketers
  15. Free Colored Women in Barbados: 1780-1834
  16. Governors of Suriname
  17. Higgs Family of the Bahamas
  18. Indian Wars of the Caribbean
  19. Indigenous peoples of North, Central and South America -Portal
  20. Jamaica "Out Of Many, One People"
  21. Jamaica - Lost Traces
  22. Jamaica, West Indies, 1823 Census
  23. Jamaican Families in Hartford, Connecticut, 1940-Present
  24. Jamaican Volunteers in the First World War
  25. Jewish immigrants to the Caribbean
  26. Koninklijke West-Indische Maildienst 1883-1927
  27. Latina / Latino Entertainers of the Golden Age (US)
  28. Latino American entertainers
  29. Lebanese of Jamaica
  30. Maroons of Jamaica
  31. Migration, Emigration , Surnames, Ancient Planters, Project list
  32. Migrations: Emigration from Africa
  33. New Amsterdam - Origins: African Immigrants
  34. Notable Latinas of the Americas
  35. Notable West Indian Americans and Canadians
  36. Palmares Republic in Brazil
  37. Puerto Rico colonial
  38. Scots in the West Indies, 1707-1857
  39. Spanish American War
  40. Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles Portal
  41. The 1671 Bahamas Census
  42. U.S. Virgin Islands
  43. 100 Great Black Britons


1 Etymology

2 Definition

3 Geography and climate

  • A General Topography of North America and the West Indies. London: R. Sayer & T. Jefferys, 1768.

3.1 Island groups

3.2 Historical groupings

3.3 Modern day island territories

3.4 Continental countries with Caribbean coastlines and islands

4 Biodiversity

5 Demographics

5.1 Indigenous tribes

  • Arawak (Taino)
  • Carib (Calybe)
  • Ciboney

5.2 Language

5.3 Religion

6 Politics

6.1 Regionalism

6.1.1 United States effects on regionalism

6.1.2 European Union effects on regionalism

7 Regional institutions

8 Cuisine

8.1 Favorite or national dishes

9 See also

10 References

11 Further reading