People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Trinidadian of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 228,640

ROP3 Code: 110196
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: Afro-American, Northern
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: Trinidad and Tobago

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Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 101,482

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 40,340

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 19,867

  Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL - 6,507

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 6,195

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Brief Profile

Trinidadians are immigrants from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago and are one of the largest group of English-speaking West Indian immigrants in the USA. The ethnic composition of Trinidad and Tobago reflects a history of conquest and immigration, and as such, while natives of Tobago are predominantly of African descent, Trinidadians from Trinidad may be ethnically Asian Indian, African, European, Chinese or Arab.

The most popular Trinidadian music in the USA is calypso and soca (a derivation of calypso). These sounds are known for their fast beat, heavy percussion, and social expression. In their homeland, Trinidadians wear a variety of clothing suited for the tropics. In the United States, however, only people of Asian Indian descent have retained their unique cultural dress.

Carnival is perhaps the best known of Trinidadian holidays; it takes place from Friday through Tuesday before Ash Wednesday of the Lenten season. In the USA, Carnival is a method by which Trinidadian immigrants maintain their Afro-Caribbean heritage. The West Indian Day Carnival celebration, modeled after Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival, is one of the largest scheduled street events in New York. The festival features four nights of concerts, a steel band contest, children's pageants, and a lengthy procession. Its overall purpose is to promote unity among Caribbeans and Americans.

Trinidadians speak English with a wide variety of accents and innovations due to the impact of Spanish, French, Indian, and African languages. The styles of English range from standard British English, usually spoken in formal conversations, to the more common Trinidad English, which is a mixture of Spanish, French, British, and African. However, there is no sharp break between Trinidad English and standard English. The predominant religion among Trinidadians is either Roman Catholicism or Protestant Christianity.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that evangelical Trinidadians will take the gospel cross-culturally to unreached people groups.
  • Ask God to reveal to the Trinidadians the need for a personal living relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for Trinidadians who have been seduced by a secular way of life.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Online Talking Bible - English
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesBrooklynNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY101,482
United StatesTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON40,340
United StatesWest ParkMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL19,867
United StatesOrlandoOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL6,507
United StatesMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC6,195
United StatesLithoniaAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA5,949
United StatesBostonBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA5,719
United StatesBaltBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD5,611
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX4,706
United StatesMediaPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA4,672
United StatesTampaTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL3,603
United StatesVancouverVancouver (Surrey)BC2,725
United StatesChgoChicago-Naperville-ElginIL1,102
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX600
United StatesPittsPittsburghPA388
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY204

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