Trinidad's recorded history begins with the island's discovery by christopher columbus on july 31, 1498 however, its unwritten history goes back much further- as far back as 5,000 years or more bc, judging from archaeological artifacts the inhabitants of the island in pre-columbian times were. Despite their proximity, the two islands of trinidad and tobago had very different histories, one with a heavy dutch and french influence and the other a path of tobago - which changed hands even more times than trinidad and had its own settler path towards development which gave it a culture and history distinct. This blog post is the first in a four part series about trinidad and tobago's ethnic background in this installment we will explore the groups that inhabited the island of trinidad from spanish rediscovery in 1498 to british arrival in 1797 the historical experience in trinidad and tobago has seen the. Trinidad and tobago history timeline on the national trust of trinidad and tobago. The small, sovereign, twin island nation of trinidad & tobago has participated in all-but-three editions of the commonwealth games dating back to their debut in the second edition of the then-british empire games in that time, they've won 55 total medals most of those medals have come from athletics,.
Columbus discovered trinidad and tobago on his third voyage in 1498 trinidad was inhabited by the arawak indians, who were killed by early european settlers it was colonized by the spanish in 1592 it continued under spanish rule until 1797, when it was captured by the british trinidad was formally. The early years the national archives of trinidad and tobago is the repository for permanent records and archives of the government as well as historical records of national significance the beginnings of the national archives can be traced back to the aftermath of the disastrous fire of 1903 at the red house, port of. Want to get a closer look at the history of money visit the bank's money museum or take a quick view of the bank's publication - post-independence history of trinidad and tobago banknotes 1962 - 2012 trinidad and tobago's currency system has historically been characterised by a multitude of currencies on account of.
Until 1888, trinidad and tobago were separate territories both have a history of repeated invasion and conquest by competing european powers trinidad, named iere (probably meaning 'humming bird') by the arawak inhabitants, was claimed for the spanish crown by christopher columbus in 1498 the embattled. Trinidad and tobago in history important events, famous birthdays and historical deaths from our searchable today in history archives. Caribbean islands table of contents colonial heritage spain received the island of trinidad as part of the fief of christopher columbus and controlled the island for nearly 300 years (see the european settlements, ch 1) the spaniards subdued and enslaved the native caribs and arawaks but until the late 1700s paid. The history of trinidad and tobago begins with the settlements of the islands by amerindians, specifically the island carib and arawak peoples both islands were explored by christopher columbus on his third voyage in 1498 trinidad remained in spanish hands until 1797, but it was largely settled by french colonists.
A chronology of key events: 1498 - christopher columbus visits the islands, naming trinidad after the three peaks at its south-east corner and tobago after a local type of tobacco pipe port of spain skyline cosmopolitan port of spain is a major centre of trade, industry population: 64,000 1597: spanish. 2 days ago trinidad and tobago: geographical and historical treatment of trinidad and tobago, including maps, statistics, and a survey of its people, economy, and government. Learn about the history, geography and culture of trinidad and tobago and find statistical and demographic information,information on trinidad and tobago — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, as well as a map and the national flag.
Trinidad and tobago timeline covering an arranged chronological timetable of key events within a particular historical period - by worldatlascom. Christopher columbus landed on trinidad, which he named for the holy trinity, in 1498 and found a land quietly inhabited by the arawak and carib indians it was nearly a century later that europeans began to settle trinidad (called “leri&— land of the hummingbird—by the amerindians) the spanish. A short documentary on the early history of trinidad & tobago.
3 m 1 05 306 history of the people of trinidad tobago eric williams on august 3 ist, 1962, doctor eric became tke first prime jvtinister of the country which he had led to independence as an historian and the long acknowledged authority on the w'est indies, he viewed the trans- formation of the former colony. History, language and culture guide for trinidad and tobago including key historical events, information on the spoken languages, useful phrases, social conventions, religion and cultural diversity.
Twin islands lying just off the coast of venezuela and south of grenada in the lesser antilles, trinidad and tobago is known as a multicultural, innovative and diverse country with a colourful history interestingly, the country was not always a twin isle trinidad was originally a spanish colony after its discovery by christopher. Kids learn about the geography of trinidad and tobago the history, capital, flag, climate, terrain, people, economy, and population. The various cultures who have ruled or been ruled in trinidad and tobago have created an ethnically diverse environment with a friendly population.