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Definitions of the Caribbean Region

Definitions of the Caribbean Region

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DEFINITIONS OF THECARIBBEAN REGION
 
THE GEOGRAPHICALCARIBBEAN
This term describes the area washed by theCaribbean Sea and is often described asthe Caribbean Basin. It would thereforeinclude most of the islands of the Lesser and Greater Antilles as well as mainlandterritories in Central America (Costa Rico,Belize, Panama, Honduras), and NorthernSouth America such as Colombia andVenezuela. The common link is theCaribbean Sea.
 
THE HISTORICAL CARIBBEAN
This describes the area that experiencedEuropean colonization, slavery,indentureship and the plantation system.Since all Caribbean countries wereaffected by these institutions, it hasbecome typical to identify a country withthe specific European power thatdominated it. Thus, the Caribbean isdivided into English, French, Dutch andSpanish speaking countries or territories.

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Thanks..quite comprehensive. What about the political definition?
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I appreciate your definitions since there is a difficulty in easily finding one.
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