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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Subject Source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Scope Note: Inhabited by Caribs when Columbus sighted main island in 1498; Caribs repelled early European invasions; some settlement by Black Caribs (from African slaves shipwrecked in 1675); French and British vied for the area in the 18th century; Africans were brought as slaves; official language is English, though a French patois is also spoken.

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