Grenada (The Introduction)

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I have a lot to learn about the origin of this great civilization. Therefore I may not be the most prudent narrator of the account of an island in the Caribbean.  I will approach this as a student of this culture. I am someone who marvels at the customs of the Aboriginal peoples. That has led to my opinion on related subjects I have read. How can a migrating people make their way to The Greater Antilles while avoiding the lesser? Isn’t it safe to assume that migration happens in succession? As long as people migrated from South America, we have to credit one group the ancestors. These are bearers of the ethnic composition that the descendants currently inhabit. The modern inhabitants of the islands in the Caribbean region are Christians.

We also know that a large number of people from ethnic origin usually come from various tribes.

Many historians go by various archaeological finds. Some use folklore, diaries, and letters of the time period to understand the history. It may suggest that the Taino people first inhabited the Caribbean Islands. We also know that a large number of people from ethnic origin usually come from various tribes. There may have been a civilization that predates the Taino. For there cannot be a people without an ancestry. If this ancestry goes back to them, there must be a point of origin that dates before them. To me, this is what makes one an everlasting student of the subject.

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Africans, Tiano, Arawak and Carib Ancestry

As historians suggest, centuries later, the Arawak people gradually overcome the Tainos.  That bit of information got my mind going. These Aborigines initially inhabited what we know as Canada and the United States. The Mayans, Aztecs, and Tainos occupied South America. That made it safe to suggest that it is possible. Tthe Aboriginal, Arawak, Taino, Aztecs, and Caribs came from the same pattern. As a freelance writer of biographical and documentary information, I’m not claiming to have the ultimate knowledge. There is evidence that shows that the Grenadians may have come from Sierra Leone as well.

That made it safe to suggest that it is possible. Tthe Aboriginal, Arawak, Taino, Aztecs, and Caribs came from the same pattern. 

With this bit of history, I would venture to suggest that I merely analyzed this information through a sterile lens. There is a Temne ethnic group in Grenada that speaks Temne until this day. Since the account is subject to various interpretations, I look for the common denominator. In Grenadians culture, they prepare a meal called “Kalalu” that is identical to Sierra Leone’s Cassava leaves. There is much to study about Grenadian heritage. However, at this moment we can say these are descendants of African slaves. They are also descendants of Taino, Arawak, and Aboriginal settlers.

Therefore, I would like to conclude at least temporarily, the Caribbean culture is a hybrid of Aboriginal descent that is infused with African heritage. With confidence in my understanding of African heritage, although there was and still is a multitude of cultures and heritage of cultures and traditions of the Caribbean Africans, it should be noted that the infiltration of European exploitation had a fundamental effect on the changes that are now standard. Africans were added to this mixture of cultures, but the similarities between the two, form a perfect marriage that gave rise to what we have today.

European Influence

Consequently, the Caribbean culture is a hybrid of Aboriginal civilization infused with European influences. By European, I am explicitly referring to Spanish, French and English colonizers. With confidence in my understanding of African heritage, I say there is still a multitude of cultures and heritage from Europe. And some of the customs and traditions originate from African. It should be noted that the infiltration of European explorers had a fundamental effect on the changes that took place. Africans were added to this mixture of cultures, but the similarities between the two, form a perfect alliance that gave rise to what we have today. Under this context, I would like to describe the island and culture of Grenada.*

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