Caribbean: Dutch migration, early 20th century to present
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Oostindie, G. J. 2013. Caribbean: Dutch migration, early 20th century to present. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
At the threshold to the 20th century, the Dutch Caribbean consisted of two colonies, Suriname on the northern coast of South America and the Netherlands Antilles, six tiny islands in the Caribbean. The populations on the islands descended mainly from enslaved Africans. Because of post-slavery migrations from British India and Java, the Surinamese population would eventually be divided into two roughly equivalent parts of African and Asian descent.
- cultural diversity;