Ethnic Groups in Jamaica


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How do the majority of Jamaicans ethnically identify?

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1. To the best of our knowledge, to what part of Africa can most Jamaicans trace their ancestry?

2. Why does Jamaica have such a substantial Black population?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on these assessments test your knowledge of the background of most Jamaicans, the cause of the large Black population and the other ethnic groups that make up Jamaica's mixed heritage.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following:

  • The ethnic identity of most Jamaicans
  • How the Black population developed
  • Taino people's origin

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the part of Africa most Jamaicans trace their ancestry to
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the ethnic background of the Jamaican population
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the contributors to Jamaica's mixed ethnicity

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Ethnic Groups in Jamaica will teach you more about the identity of the Jamaican people. Covered objectives include:

  • Know where Jamaica is located
  • Understand why Africans were brought to Jamaica
  • Review the term Koromanti