THE PORTUGUESE OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Welcome to a world of information on the Portuguese of Trinidad & Tobago! This site aims to explore the history of Luso-Trinbagonians, that is, those whose ancestors hailed from Portugal, especially from the archipelago of Madeira. The Portuguese and their descendants have been a vital part of the Caribbean landscape for over 180 years. Today, Portuguese communities represent small minorities in several Caribbean territories. Despite their relatively limited numbers, the contribution of Luso-descendants to our region, in all spheres of life, is of great and lasting importance.
“E se mais mundo houvera, lá chegara.” (“And if there had been more of the world, they would have reached it.”)