Stonecroft Ministries Carriacou Child Sponsorship Program
Stonecroft Ministries Suriname Child Sponsorship Program STONECROFT  HOME ABOUT STONECROFT KNOW GOD LIVE LEADERS INTERNSHIP DONATE
Contact us

STONECROFT

CARRIACOU -


OTHER CARIBBEAN ISLANDS


AFRICA -

Child Sponsorship


CENTRAL AMERICA-

Child Sponsorship


SOUTH AMERICA-

Child Sponsorship


TRANSLATIONS

    home >>stonecroft ministries>> caribbean child sponsorship >> carriacou

Carriacou

Sourced from www.wikipedia.org

Carriacou Island in the Caribbean Sea Carriacou Island in the Caribbean Sea, is the largest island of the Grenadines, an archipelago in the Windward Islands chain. The island is 13 sq miles (34 km²), and a dependency of Grenada with a population of 4,595 (1991 census). The main settlements on the island are Hillsborough, L'Esterre, Harvey Vale, and Windward.
Carriacou Island in the Caribbean Sea
Carriacou Island in the Caribbean Sea
Carriacou Island in the Caribbean Sea
Carriacou Island in the Caribbean Sea

The neighboring island of Petite Martinique is 2 1/2 miles away from Carriacou, and also a part of Grenada. With its 586 acres (2.4 km²), population 900, it is smaller than Carriacou. The residents of this island live by boat-building, fishing and seafaring.

The Grenadine islands to the north of Carriacou and Petite Martinique are dependencies of St Vincent.


  Stonecroft Carriacou Child Sponsorship Education Stonecroft Carriacou Child Sponsorship After School Club Stonecroft Carriacou Mission Vacations Carriacou church building project
 
Carriacou Island in the Caribbean Sea Carriacou Island in the Caribbean Sea
Carriacou Island in the Caribbean Sea

Carriacou Island in the Caribbean Sea

The earliest settlers, the Amerindians, called Carriacou "Kayryouacou", meaning "the land of reefs."

Carriacou was settled by the French, but in 1763 was ceded with Grenada to the British when they captured neighboring Grenada. The majority of the inhabitants today are of African descent.

Carriacou Island in the Caribbean Sea  
Carriacou Island in the Caribbean Sea
There still is a British influence on the island as it was colonized by the British Empire and it is part of Grenada, a Commonwealth state. There is also still a French influence which is demonstrated in village names, such as L'Esterre, La Resource, Beausejour, et cetera, and the local patois is still spoken.
Carriacou Island in the Caribbean Sea
The inhabitants of Carriacou perform the "Big Drum" or "Nation" dance which celebrates their West African ancestors that were brought to the island during slavery times. These Big Drum dances are usually performed at "Maroons" village festivals or fetes, where food and drink are prepared. They can also be danced at wakes and tombstone feasts in honor of dead relatives.
The inhabitants of Carriacou perform the "Big Drum" or "Nation" dance which celebrates their West African ancestors that were brought to the island during slavery times.
Carriacou Island in the Caribbean Sea There still is a traditional boat-building culture located in the village of Windward, in the northeastern side of the island, where Carriacou's Scottish and Irish ancestors are concentrated.
 
 
Copyright ©  2017 www.UnitedCaribbean.com. All rights reserved. Disclaimer Click to Contact us