Ethnic groups: Hindustani (also known locally as "East Indians"; their ancestors emigrated from northern India in the latter part of the 19th century) 37%, Creole (mixed white and black) 31%, Javanese 15%, "Maroons" (their African ancestors were brought to the country in the 17th and 18th centuries as slaves and escaped to the interior) 10%, Amerindian 2%, Chinese 2%, white 1%, other 2%
Definition: This entry provides an ordered listing of ethnic groups starting with the largest and normally includes the percent of total population.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of April 17, 2003
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