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June 14, 2009

Garifuna ethnic group in Central America

Members of the National Garifuna Folkloric Ballet pictured above
A young girl in Guatemala.

Garifuna Settlement Day celebration in Punta Gorda, Belize

The Garinagu (singular: Garifuna) are an ethnic group of mixed ancestry who live primarily in Central America. They live along the Caribbean Coast in Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras including the mainland, and on the island of Roatán. There are also diaspora communities of Garinagu in the United States, particularly in Los Angeles, Miami, New York and other major cities. The Garinagu are descendants of Carib, Arawak and African people.

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6 comments:

Kufmem said...

Beautiful! Simply Beautiful.

E.P. said...

a gorgeous people

Fly Girl said...

I've witnessed Garifuna culture in Belize. There is a big movement to promote Garifuna idenity throughout Central America.

Adrienne S. said...

I've never heard of the Garifuna people until today. Thanks for the knowledge.

eccentricyoruba said...

this is so interesting. i had seen the ablum 'The Garifuna Women's Project' by Umalali but because of the woman pictured on the cover i assumed they were West African. thanks so much for this, i would probably have never known otherwise. i'm off to listen to that album now :)

Ebony Intuition said...

No problem everyone. I will be posting more ethnic groups through out the week.

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