Geography The Caribbean was a name given to this region after becoming popular following World War

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Geography The Caribbean was a name given to this region after becoming popular following World War II, being previously referred to as the Indies because Columbus thought he finally reached South Asia and the East Indies (Caribbean). This area “includes more than 7,000 islands; of those, 13 are independent island countries and some are dependencies or overseas territories of other nations. In addition, that large number includes islets (very small rocky islands); cay's (small, low islands composed largely of coral or sand) and a few inhabited reefs” (Caribbean). The Caribbean includes the Greater and Lesser Antilles, the Caribbean Sea and all of the islands located to the to the north of South America, east of Central America and Mexico,…show more content…
The Christian faith became more wide spread into the Caribbean from the slaves bringing their own practices and beliefs after being traded into the varying Caribbean regions. The end of slavery gave the region encouragement and help in allowing other religions and practices to be brought into the expansion of the islands. Majority of the Spanish and French immigrants believe in Roman Catholic and in Trinidad and Tobago about one-quarter of the island is of the Hindu faith. Rastafarian is a belief that is a form of Christianity that believes in the bible, but has distinct Caribbean attributes to the religion and practices. The creole faith was brought to the island also by the slaves that were traded during the slave trade. Creole has two different religions in its own being Vodou or Voodoo created by the French-speaking natives of Haiti, and Santeria created by Spanish-speaking natives in Cuba.

Indegious Ingredients Historically, the number one delicacy in the Caribbean was conch which was stewed or barbequed. People of the islands technique to cook food was often on the “barbacoa” which were grills made of moist green branches (Orr, p. xiii). Catching fish was done often because of the location of the island and the abundance of water living creatures including reef fish, tuna, swordfish, mahi-mahi, crab, and lobster. For a meat source hutia, a small rat-like creature that is now
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