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People

According to the CIA Worldfactbook, July 2006 estimates were Black/Mulatto at 75% of the population, White at 11%, Tamil and East Indians at 9%, Lebanese and Syrians at 3%; while Chinese and 'others' composed 2% of the population. There are small numbers of immigrants from various Caribbean islands, mainly from Haiti and Dominica.

Language

The majority of the islanders speak French, which is the official language. A local creole dialect, patois, is also widely used. 90% of the population is literate.

Religion

The majority of Guadeloupeans, 91%, practice Roman Catholicism. 5% are Protestant Christians, while 2% are Jehovah's Witnesses. The remaining 4% belong to the Hindu or African animist faiths.

 

 
 

 



 


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