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Barbados History

At the arrival of the Europeans in the early 16th century, the island was inhabited by Arab-speaking Indians, who were evicted by the Spaniards as slaves to Hispaniola (Haiti). In the 1620s, English colonizers settled in Barbados. They built sugar plantations and, as a labor force, imported slaves from Africa. Barbados became a British crown… Read More »