Indo-Caribbean American

Indo-Caribbean American

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Indo-Caribbean American people are Americans who trace their ancestry ultimately to India, though whose recent ancestors lived in the Caribbean, where they began migrating in 1838. There are large groups of Indo-Trinidadians, Indo-Guyanese, and Indo-Jamaicans in the United States, especially in New York City and particularly so in Richmond Hill, Queens. California, Texas and Georgia also have small numbers of Indo-Guyanese and Indo-Trinidadians.

Migration History

Since the 1980s, a large Indo-Caribbean community has developed in Richmond Hill, New York, a neighborhood in Queens, New York. Additionally, the Indo-Caribbean population has grown rapidly in the Floridian cities of Tampa, Orlando (a large concentration of Guyanese from New York have migrated here), Fort Lauderdale, Port Saint Lucie, Coral Springs, Margate, North Lauderdale (more than 1% of residents in the city were born in Trinidad & Tobago), Sunrise, Plantation, Pompano Beach and Pembroke Pines. Jamaicans of Indian or mixed Indian descent live in moderate numbers throughout Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Indo-Surinamese tend to migrate to the Netherlands, but have started to settle in Florida in small numbers.

Culture & Religion

South Florida has become a destination for roti shops, annual religious Diwali and Phagwah events and for Indo-Caribbean artists. The Florida Melody Makers are the most well known Indo-Caribbean American band for years and continue to perform around the Southeastern US. 980 AM...
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