The larger of the two islands is Trinidad, with Tobago to the northeast. Trinidad, inhabited by Arawaks, was visited by Columbus in 1498 and settled by the Spanish; Tobago, occupied by Caribs, was colonized by the French and later the British in the 18th century. Trinidad became British during the Napoleonic Wars and was formally amalgamated with Tobago as a Crown Colony in 1888. Trinidad and Tobago became an independent member state of the Commonwealth of Nations in 1962 and finally a republic in 1976
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- Going to Shaw Park early to watch the crowd gather and everyone set up I wandered around the venue visiting the food stalls with the famous Tobagan pig foot souse, chicken with pigeon peas and rice.
- During March 2007, London will host an exhibition of cricket work by the contemporary Trinidad and Tobagan artist Wendy Nanan.
- To truly be a Tobagan, you must try the crab and dumplings and get a local to tell you the legend of its aphrodisiac qualities.
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