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*Tracing Your Roots > Caribbean > Migration
* Migrant Groups 
 
The Caribbean countries have a diverse group of people comprising African, European and Asian settlers. There were three main groups of migrants:

Voluntary
Merchants, adventurers, economic migrants (e.g. indentured servants, East Indian labourers, Portuguese from Madeira, and post-1834 African labourers) and discharged soldiers and sailors
Involuntary
African slaves and transported criminals
Displaced Persons
Liberated Africans (freed from illegal slave traders), fugitive slaves, refugees (e.g. American Loyalists, Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain and Portugal, and French and Spanish monarchists and others caught up in the frequent wars)
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