Daily Archives: August 31, 2015

Portuguese in Trinidad- by Jo-Anne S. Ferreira

Language Blag

Portuguese in Trinidad

Is one or more of your family names Abreu, Affonso, d’Andrade, Cabral, Camacho, Carvalho, Coelho, Farinha, Fernandes, de Freitas, Garanito, Gomes, Jardim, Lourenço, Luz, Mendes, Mendonça, Netto, Nunes, Pereira, Perneta, Pestana, Pinto, Quintal, Rezende, Rodrigues, Sabino, dos Santos, de Silva, de Souza, Teixeira, Vieira or Xavier, to name just some of the 100+ Portuguese surnames in Trinidad and TobagoThen your roots are probably in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira.

Most of the names live on but, for the most part, the language has not. What happened to the language among Luso-descendants of Trinidad and Tobago/Portuguese Trinbagonians is our question.

globalmap1 Madeira is an island chain in the north Atlantic off the coast of Morocco, and 1,076 km from Portugal to the north-east, and 5,168 km from Trinidad to the south-west.

Portuguese groups reportedly came to both Tobago and Trinidad as early as the 17th century: a group arrived…

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How China’s Currency Policies Will Change the World – analysis

How China’s Currency Policies Will Change the World

Analysis – AUGUST 26, 2015 | STRATFOR

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Documentary: Cuffy Face of a Rebellion 2015

Documentary: Cuffy Face of a Rebellion 2015

Published on Aug 16, 2015

Cuffy: Face of a Rebellion is a Green Mango Media documentary by journalist Amanda Wilson which explores the origins and legacy of the 1763 Berbice Rebellion led by Guyanese national hero Cuffy.

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