Barbados – A Place

Summary

Continent: The Americas

Population: 285,719 (2017 UN)

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Barbados is an island nation in the Caribbean sea off the coast of Central America. It is a British independent commonwealth.

History

Barbados was initially inhabited by the Aruaque Indians (Amerindians) from Venezuela around 350-400 BCE. The Arawak people were the next wave of migrants followed by the Caribs.

The British arrived in 1625. They found the island uninhabited and declared it by the name of King James I. The first ship, which arrived on May 14, 1625, was commanded by John Powell. After two years, on February 17, 1627, the first colonization landed on the west coast of the island near the site now called Holetown (formerly Jamestown).

During the 1600s until the 1800s, Barbados was typically an island of slavery. Tobacco was the first crop plantation in Barbados but was later replaced by sugar. This small community developed and for 334 years England commanded the island, it remained a British colony until autonomy was granted in 1961.

In 1966, Barbados gained its full independence from Britain.

Modern Times

The most of the Barbadian people are of African descent and the total population of Barbados is 292,336.

Ethnic groups include black (92.4%), white (2.7%), mixed (3.1%), East Indian (1.3%), other (0.2%), and unspecified (0.2%) people are the ethnic groups in this country.

There is a mix of different religions in Barbados. They include Protestant (66.4%), Roman Catholic (3.8%), other Christian (5.4%), Rastafarian (1%), other (1.5%), none (20.6%), unspecified (1.2%).

The languages of Barbadian are English (officially used) and Bajan (Informally used).

Genetics

This section is under development.

Genographic ProjectGeno 2.0 Data

Data from Geno 2.0 is derived from the The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project — the DAR. The Hg ID is specific to this site and is used to protect the identities of those who take part in Genographic research. Birth Country, Mother's Birth Country, and Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country have been normalized from DAR database fields. The Maternal Origin is determined based on the three previous fields.

Note: Geno 2.0 results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing results over to build 17.

Hg IDHg Build 16Birth CountryMother's Birth CountryMaternal Grandmother's Birth Country
Hap10010803H1nUnited StatesUnited StatesBarbados
Hap10033337H3yUnited StatesUnited StatesBarbados
Hap10044795C1bUnited StatesUnited StatesBarbados
Hap10059628K1a11United StatesBarbadosUnspecified
Hap10066451L0a1a2Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and TobagoBarbados
Hap10066452L0a1a2United StatesUnited StatesBarbados
Hap10067522L2a1a1BarbadosBarbadosBarbados
Hap10067523L2a1a1BarbadosBarbadosBarbados
Hap10067736L2a1c4aPanamaPanamaBarbados
Hap10067854L2a1fBarbadosBarbadosBarbados
Hap10068202L2b1a3Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and TobagoBarbados
Hap10068477L2dUnspecifiedBarbadosBarbados
Hap10076130T2bCanadaJamaicaBarbados
Hap10081655T2f2United StatesBarbadosBarbados
Hap10097554V3a1BarbadosUnspecifiedUnspecified
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