Indo-Trinidadian and Tobagonian

Indo-Trinidadian And Tobagonian

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Indo-Trinidadian and Tobagonian are nationals of Trinidad and Tobago of Indian or other South Asian ancestry.

Indo-Trinidadian and Tobagonians has now become interchangeable with Indians or East Indian. These were those people who came from India either as workers or educated servicemen. Most of the Hindus and Muslims of Trinidad and Tobago are Indo-Trinidadian and Tobagonians.

Culture and religion

Some Indo-Trinidadian and Tobagonians can trace their ancestry to indentured labourers who immigrated to Guyana, Jamaica, St. Vincent, Grenada, or other islands in the Caribbean. Many are descendants of later immigrants from India, predominantly doctors and Gujarati businessmen.

A majority of Indo-Trinidadian and Tobagonians are Hindu; a very large minorities are Muslim. Three national holidays, Indian Arrival Day, Divali and Eid-ul-Fitr are primarily celebrated by Indo-Trinidadian and Tobagonians. The Opposition United National Congress draws most of its support from the Indo-Trinidadian and Tobagonian community, and the new party: The Congress of the People

A major Hindu organisation in Trinidad is the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha led by Satnarayan Maharaj. The major Muslim organisation is the Anjuman Sunnat-ul-Jamaat Association (ASJA) led by Yacoob Ali. Although these organisations were once seen to speak for the vast majority of Hindus and Muslims in Trinidad, their membership has gradually eroded but they still remain the largest organized voice for the respective Indian...
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