West Indian Americans facts for kids
|13 million (about 4% of total U.S. population)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|mainly in the metropolitan area of New York and Miami, to a lesser degree Orlando, Tampa, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington and Atlanta, among others.
Majority in the states of New York, Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland and Georgia and the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Smaller populations in Texas, California, Illinois, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana and Rhode Island.
|American English, English-based creole languages (Jamaican Creole, Jamaican Patois, Trinidadian Creole, Tobagonian Creole, Bajan Creole, Sranan Tongo, Virgin Islands Creole, etc.), French, French-based creole languages (Haitian Creole, Antillean Creole), Spanish|
|Predominantly: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam Minority: Yoruba, Rastafari, Traditional African Religion, Afro-American religions, Amerindian Religion, Buddhism, Judaism, Jainism, Baháʼí, East Asian religions|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Taíno, Arawak, English, French, Dutch, German, Asian, Caribbean Canadians, Black Canadians, Black British|
West Indian Americans or Caribbean Americans are Americans who can trace their ancestry to the Caribbean, unless they are of native descent. As of 2016, about 13 million — about 4% of the total U.S. population — have Caribbean ancestry.
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