“By the early seventeenth century, the transatlantic slave trade had become a thriving business, feeding the labour demands of new British and French colonies in the Americas and Caribbean as well as those of Spain and Portugal. Sugar plantations provided the greatest impetus. Large-scale sugar-cane plantations, worked by African slave labour, had been established by the Spanish in Cuba and the Portuguese in Brazil. They were followed in the 1630s and 40s by plantations in the British Caribbean colonies of Barbados, Antigua, Nevis, Montserrat and St Kitts. Following war with Spain in 1655-58 the British acquired Jamaica and made it their primary Caribbean sugar colony.”(Shilington)
Because of the early forced multi-culturalism in the Caribbean, many languages that were different and foreign were spoken by each group brought into the islands.
“As a result of European settlers bringing to the Caribbean area large numbers... [continues]
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