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Racial Minorities: Caribbean

The people of the Caribbean are racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse, reflecting its colonial past. The United States Census Bureau numbers this population at a little more than 9 percent of the overall foreign-born population. Caribbean racial minorities can include blacks, Latinos, Asians, and Native people, and they speak English, Spanish, Dutch, French, and Creole. The region is a contained geographic area, and Caribbean people are those whose families originate from the island and continental countries in the Caribbean Sea. According to the United States Census Bureau (2011), foreign-born Caribbean populations include: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, the former country of Guadeloupe (including St. Barthélemy and Saint-Martin), Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, the

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