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5 Curiosities You Should Get to Know About Trinidad and Tobago

Its indigenous name was Kairi or Leré, which means in the original language of those who were its first inhabitants “Land of Hummingbirds”.

If you want to have a first-hand account of the islands from the authors of rogues in paradise. This Trinidad guide will provide you with just that 43% of the surface of the Island of Tobago is covered with forests. Trinidad and Tobago is a Caribbean country that, apart from surprising for its popular rhythm, it hides other curiosities.

The territory is made up of two main islands: Trinidad, which is the largest and most popular one and the island of Tobago, which is actually the top of an underwater volcano, with coral beaches.

Additionally, the territory is made up of the islands of Little Tobago, Monos, Chacachacare, Gasparee and 21 other smaller islands.This territory features colorful landscapes, paradisiacal destinations, very diverse fauna and enriched culture, however, there exist zones on this island that are not well known.

  1. Original Name

Prior to the colonization of the Spanish and their process of enslavement, the island, now called Trinidad, was populated by Caribs and Tobago by the Kalugo.

Its indigenous name was Kairi or Leré, which means in the original language of those who were its first inhabitants “Land of hummingbirds”.

  1. The island and Venezuela

Located in the northeast of Venezuela, Trinidad was part of what was the General Captaincy founded in 1777; All the founding territories of that General Captaincy are currently part of Venezuela: Caracas, Cumaná, Guayana, Maracaibo and Margarita, so it is believed that the island should continue to be part of Venezuelan territory, only 11 km away from the coast. Their separation was a product of the British invasion.

  1. Fusion

Mainly the island only covered the territory of Trinidad until it was merged with Tobago in 1888, then in 1962 when it achieved its independence from the United Kingdom, it became a sovereign country named Trinidad and Tobago.

  1. Popular rhythms

The calypso was born in Trinidad and Tobago to serve as a loudspeaker for political and social denunciations and over time it also became the banner of one of the most important celebrations in the country: Carnival.

From this musical style came another known as Soca (short name for soul calypso), an Afro-Caribbean rhythm with an important electronic base that also combines the danceable melody of calypso with insistent percussion.

As far as calypso is concerned, the main instrument used to bring its component sounds to life is metal drums, made from recycled oil barrels called steel drums.

  1. Ecosystems

Cerro del Aripo, at 940 meters (3,084 feet), is the highest point in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. It is part of the Aripo Massif and is located in the Cordillera del Norte on the island of Trinidad, on the northeast of the Arima city, according to MCgill.

In such city you can find the golden tree frog, which prefers to be in the highest territories.

Another of the surprises of Trinidad and Tobago is that the rivers that descend from the north mountain range of Trinidad form magnificent waterfalls.


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