Barbadian Brazilians

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Barbadian Brazilians
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Porto Velho · Manaus · Belém
Portuguese · Bajan Creole
Major Roman Catholics
Animists · Protestants
Related ethnic groups
Barbadian British · Barbadian Canadians

Barbadian Brazilians (Portuguese: Barbadiano-brasileiro) or Bajans, refers to Brazilian people of full, partial or predominantly Barbadian ancestry, or Barbadian-born people residing in Brazil.

At the beginning of the 20th century, many Barbadians worked in the Amazonas region, Pará and Rondônia.[1][2] There had been a mass exodus from the Caribbean in order to take part in the rubber boom, and the poor socio-economic conditions in Barbados at the time made Brazil an enticing place to search for a better life. In 1911 Roger Casement who was a British consular official at the time undertook a special investigation of the condition of Barbadian workers in the Putomayo Valley then part of Peru traveling to that region by going up the Amazon. [3] The Barbadian presence is still evidenced in the existence of surnames such as Alleyne, Mottley, Maloney, Depeiza, Blackman and Layne.[2]

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  1. ^ Greenfield, Sidney M. (1983). "Modular elliptic curves and Fermat's Last Theorem". Luso-Brazilian Review. University of Wisconsin Press. 20 (1): 44–64. ISSN 1548-9957. JSTOR 3513217.
  2. ^ a b "Brazilian, Barbadian link uncovered". The Barbados Advocate. 1 March 2011. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011.
  3. ^ Jordan Goodman. The Devil and Mr. Casement: One Man's Battle for Human Rights in South ... Retrieved 4 January 2016.