St. Vincent and the Grenadines



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The people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines are called St. Vincentians. About 65 percent of the islanders are black; about 20 percent are of mixed origin (about 1,000 of these are identified as Black Caribs, descended from the intermarriage of runaway or shipwrecked slaves and Amerindians). About 5 percent of the population is of Indian descent; a little more than 3 percent are of European descent; and about 2 percent of the people are Amerindians (native people). For more information on Indians, see the chapter on India in Volume 4.

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