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Old 04-30-2013, 01:25 AM
 
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These people put some good videos together. They cover various ethnic groups living in the U.S. Here's two on Jamaican and Cuban Americans.




Jamaica Americans Documentary - YouTube





Cuban Americans Documentary - YouTube
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:20 PM
 
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I know that a lot of Jamaicans have Hispanic last names because some of their ancestors were from Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:01 PM
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Jamaica was also a colony of Spain for a good century or so before the British snatched it away.
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:09 AM
 
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I know that a lot of Jamaicans have Hispanic last names because some of their ancestors were from Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
A lot of Sephardic Jews descended from the colonial period still remain in Jamaica & they have Spanish & Portuguese last names & many speak Spanish & Portuguese and their unique Ladino language which is Judeao-Spanish. Spanish has been spoken in Jamaica since the 1490s.
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:44 PM
 
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A lot of Sephardic Jews descended from the colonial period still remain in Jamaica & they have Spanish & Portuguese last names & many speak Spanish & Portuguese and their unique Ladino language which is Judeao-Spanish. Spanish has been spoken in Jamaica since the 1490s.
I know there's a Spanish Town in JA too. It's not pronounced like it reads though.
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:42 PM
 
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Jamaica was also a colony of Spain for a good century or so before the British snatched it away.

The SMALL number of Jamaicans who have Iberian last names (many are PORTUGUESE NOT SPANISH) are descendants of Sephardic Jews, including those of part African ancestry. They arrived in Jamaica after being tossed out of Brazil, and unable to move to Spanish colonies.

Another source are the descendants of Cubans who fled that island at various points in that island's turbulent history, seeking the stability of what was at the time a British colony.

When Spain was tossed out there were a very small population at the time. There is virtually nothing left of this era of Jamaica's history, aside from place names. Jamaica is an Afro/Anglo/Celtic culture spiced up by some Asian (Indian and Chinese) influences, of course now highly Americanized.

There are some Latin American influences brought back by Jamaican migrants, especially from Panama, escovitch fish being one. But Jamaica, lying a mere 90 miles from Cuba, remains very Anglophone. One would never know how close Cuba is, or that on a clear day some claim that they can actually see that island from Jamaica's highest elevations on the north coast.
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:46 PM
 
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. Spanish has been spoken in Jamaica since the 1490s.


Where do you make up these things? Spanish is NOT spoken in Jamaica, except by people who learn it in high school, and who actually have a desire to speak a foreign language.

The Jewish population, which also includes some of Ashkenazi origin, don't even make up 1% of the population.

92% of Jamaicans self identify as black, and 6% identify as mixed (AfroEuro, Afro Indian, and Afro Chinese), with the remaining 2% being Indian, Chinese, white, Jewish, Syrian, etc. This is based on self identification. Indians are the largest minority group.

Also there are only 500 Jews left on Jamaica.

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Old 07-28-2014, 10:26 AM
 
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Many thousans of "Jamaiquinos" (in Cuban) were brought as virtual slaves to the area of Cuba facing Jamaica. Now their descendants don't speak English, except some people that were born there. As to culture, they left "dumplings" and sone last names, such as "Stevenson", the boxer.
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:19 PM
 
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Many thousans of "Jamaiquinos" (in Cuban) were brought as virtual slaves to the area of Cuba facing Jamaica. Now their descendants don't speak English, except some people that were born there. As to culture, they left "dumplings" and sone last names, such as "Stevenson", the boxer.

I was also told by an AfroCuban that because of them people use more seasoning in their food in eastern Cuba, and also they know what sorrel drink is, sorrel originating in Africa.

Most of them left Cuba in the 1930s when conditions became harsh for foreign blacks, many never permanently settled in the first place, going only during the cane cutting season, and then returning to Jamaica. Many others moved on to the USA, fleeing bigotry at the hands of the elites, who were always opposed to the presence of foreign blacks, as they sought to "whiten" Cuba.
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Old 08-02-2014, 05:53 PM
 
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These are two different places. Stop comparing over a video.
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