Religion in Trinidad and Tobago

Population

According to Countryaah data, Trinidad and Tobago has an average population density of 273 residents per km2. A significant emigration means that the country was not expected to have any population increase. The largest cities in 2012 were Chaguanas (79,400 residents), San Fernando (57,600) and San Juan (56,500).

People in Trinidad and Tobago

Language

English is the official language. In principle, all born after the Second World War (in Tobago all age groups) now speak a relatively easily Creole form of this language. Otherwise there are small groups of speakers of Spanish and the Indian language bhojpuri as well as a French-based Creole language. Up until the turn of the 1900s, it was the latter’s main language.

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Religion

According to thesciencetutor, Christianity has been dominated Trinidad and Tobago since 1802 by the colonial churches, Anglicans and Presbyterians of the British Empire. 32% are Catholics. There are also Methodists, Baptists and followers of Pentecostal communities as well as Hindus and Buddhists. Ecumenics is done through the Caribbean Council of Churches for the poor and marginalized. Neo-African movements and cults are strongly alive in santería and revival, e.g. Spiritual Baptists. An interreligious dialogue has begun between Christian and Afro-Indian religious traditions.

Trinidad and Tobago Religion