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One of the smallest inhabited Caribbean islands, Anguilla's populace is heavily Christian, but the island is an important location for other traditions as well. The areas known as Big Springs and Fountain Cavern seem to have been large ceremonial spaces for the early Anguillans, though the exact nature of the ceremonies practiced remains unknown. A British overseas territory since 1980, its inhabitants are largely of mixed Welsh, Irish, and British descent, along with a large West African body descended mostly from victims of the slave trade. A 2001 survey reported Anguillans to be 40% Anglican, 33% Methodist, 7% Seventh-Day Adventist, 5% Baptist, and 3% Roman Catholic. The remaining 12% of the population represent religions such as Obeah, a syncretic religion based on West African ...

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