Afro-Costa Rican

Afro-Costa Rican are Costa Ricans of African descent. They make up 3% to 9% of the population. They can be found in regions like Puerto Limon and Guanacaste on the Caribbean coast.

There are two stages of African immigration to Costa Rica. The first African slaves brought to Costa Rica via the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. The second immigration from the Caribbean. Many speak and understand an English-based Limon creole called Me-A-Tell-Yu. Afro Costa Ricans have a literary tradition. Afro Costa Ricans living on the Atlantic coast are culturally and ethnically closer to the English-speaking Caribbean.

Famous Afro Costa Rican

Marva Wright
Quince Duncan
Shirley Campbell Barr
Epsy Campbell

Works Cited

Minority Rights Group Publications (1995). No Longer Invisible: Afro-Latin Americans Today.ISBN-10: 1873194854, ISBN-13 978-1873194850
Costa Rica and Belize Against Racism. Windsor Group. February 25, 2011. retrieved 20-May-2011
Contreras, Joe. Rise Of The Latin Africans. A new black-power movement in Central and South America. Newsweek, May 31,2008. retrieved 23-May-2008
Afro-Costarican- Puerto Limon. SouthWorld May 2011, retrieved 20-May-2011.