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A person of African descent living in or coming from the Caribbean.
- ‘An example was that the Afro Caribbean culture tended to use frequent repetition of requests and instructions and that needed to be adopted by teachers with Afro-Caribbeans in class.’
- ‘Its population of some 1,200,000 is divided, with 40 per cent each of Indo- and Afro-Caribbeans with the rest mixed.’
- ‘His ethnic origin is not confirmed, but Home Office pathologists said that the victim was probably not North African or Afro-Caribbean.’
- ‘You sent me two pictures of a young Hispanic boy and two more of an Afro-Caribbean.’
- ‘I've always wanted to write a haunted house novel, and I've wanted to delve more deeply into the Afro-Caribbean magic systems.’
- ‘With relatively little opposition the Afro-Caribbeans developed their own spiritual hierarchy, myths, festivals, musical and dance forms.’
- ‘We need blacks - Afro-Caribbeans, Africans, African-Canadians alike - to attend school with people from all corners of the world if we are to develop a more cohesive and peaceful economy and society.’
- ‘Cajun cooking is influenced by the cuisine of the French, Acadian, Spanish, German, Anglo-American, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American cultures.’
- ‘A number of small Afro-Caribbean, Asian, and Middle-eastern religious groups also exist in Jamaica.’
- ‘Almost 500 people from the Afro-Caribbean, Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi communities were interviewed.’
- ‘Among Afro-Caribbeans there is a relatively high concentration of employees in transport and communication.’
- ‘A key factor must be the propensity of Afro-Caribbeans to mix with others, above all, with indigenous whites.’
- ‘The national survey is the first to separately examine African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans - groups that often fare differently in health and achievement but are commonly lumped together in research.’
- ‘In our study, the proportion of people of Afro-Caribbean, African, or Asian descent was relatively small and varied little between practices, though records of ethnic background were not available for individual patients.’
- ‘Successive waves of immigration from the time of the Romans, Celts, Saxons, and Danes down to the Irish and Afro-Caribbeans ensure that the British are not ethnically homogeneous.’
- ‘These broadly represent the Afro-Caribbean, Indian, Asian, Middle-Eastern and European cultures of the children.’
- ‘Ninety-five percent of the populace consists of Afro-Caribbeans who are largely descendants of slaves imported to work on sugar plantations, with the remainder made up of descendants of British settlers and early and later migrants.’
- ‘When a white colleague died, an Afro-Caribbean asked their mutual white friend to join him in calling on the widow.’
- ‘We have more women, Afro-Caribbean, Asian, Muslim and young candidates than all the other parties.’
- ‘This form of thalassaemia is very common in people who come from, or have ancestors from Africa, including many Afro-Caribbeans, India, Pakistan or Bangladesh.’
Relating to Afro-Caribbeans.
- ‘This pioneering project will bring together Afro-Caribbean businesses to discuss key issues affecting them and to agree strategic priorities and action plans.’
- ‘Its association with Afro-Cuban or Afro-Caribbean religions is fairly common.’
- ‘As the evening progressed numbers grew and the crowd was swelled by people of other ethnic origins including white and Afro-Caribbean youths.’
- ‘The only description he was able to provide was that they spoke with Afro-Caribbean accents and were around 5ft 7in tall.’
- ‘It's Notting Hill Carnival weekend, when the streets of London's hippest neighbourhood are filled with the sights and sounds of one the world's most famous celebrations of Afro-Caribbean culture.’
- ‘She would like to set up a national scheme to bring together Asian and Afro-Caribbean business people.’
- ‘He was perhaps one of the most famous artists who spread Afro-Caribbean music around the world.’
- ‘The charity, which works with Afro-Caribbean children, is planning a mentoring scheme for boys who are under-achieving at school to help get them back on track.’
- ‘Two years ago many elderly Afro-Caribbean residents were left high and dry when their local organisation closed after 17 years.’
- ‘The narrative engages the theme of searching for lost roots, in this case, Afro-Caribbean ones, but does so subtly, without fanfare, yet with plenty of visual impact.’
- ‘The group is made up of English Afro-Caribbean women with no experience of violence.’
- ‘She taught twice a week, mainly Afro-Caribbean and indigenous folk dance.’
- ‘The business has been open for 12 months and is a salon which specialises in hair products for Afro-Caribbean people.’
- ‘You can hear a lot of Afro-Caribbean influence, but it is completely open.’
- ‘I've got Nigerian, Brazilian and Afro-Caribbean blood but was born in Paddington and lived there for the first 15 years of my life.’
- ‘‘Especially in the tribal scenes, it's so similar to what we do in Afro-Caribbean dance,’ says the Dominican-born producer, who is also a performer in her own right.’
- ‘Other events that have been organised include a women's multicultural food tasting event where white, Asian, Afro-Caribbean women tasted food from different parts of the world.’
- ‘He has his own record label and many Afro-Caribbean artists are signing on.’
- ‘The unit is also particularly keen to hear from Asian and Afro-Caribbean women, who for cultural reasons are often unwilling to take part.’
- ‘I'd learn to sew properly, and I'd take up Afro-Caribbean drumming again.’
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