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Afro-Caribbean

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Pronunciation: /ˌafrəʊkarɪˈbiːən
 
, -kəˈrɪbɪən/

Definition of Afro-Caribbean in English:

noun

A person of African descent living in or coming from the Caribbean.
Example sentences
  • The national survey is the first to separately examine African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans - groups that often fare differently in health and achievement but are commonly lumped together in research.
  • We need blacks - Afro-Caribbeans, Africans, African-Canadians alike - to attend school with people from all corners of the world if we are to develop a more cohesive and peaceful economy and society.
  • Ninety-five percent of the populace consists of Afro-Caribbeans who are largely descendants of slaves imported to work on sugar plantations, with the remainder made up of descendants of British settlers and early and later migrants.

adjective

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Relating to Afro-Caribbeans.
Example sentences
  • Two years ago many elderly Afro-Caribbean residents were left high and dry when their local organisation closed after 17 years.
  • This pioneering project will bring together Afro-Caribbean businesses to discuss key issues affecting them and to agree strategic priorities and action plans.
  • ‘Especially in the tribal scenes, it's so similar to what we do in Afro-Caribbean dance,’ says the Dominican-born producer, who is also a performer in her own right.

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