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Post Number: 2080
|Posted on Monday, August 29, 2005 - 09:37 pm: |
My children's father is a full blooded Garifuna from Dangriga. He speaks the Garifuna language fluently and I've learned to cook lots of Belizean foods...including the thick milk drink that supposedly makes you horny, LOL.
He's very funny (although, we're not together---but see each other regularly as we continue to raise our two sons together).
Photos make him look lighter---but he is a very deep, deep chocolate and can get almost black ebony colored in the summer sun.
I would not consider the Mulatto people there to be Garifuna (and there are several key Indian groups that were always there, and I agree--Africans were there long, long before The New World started)...there's a lot of German as well as Amerindian/Spanish.
Yam-Yam is slightly darker and nappier than Mulatto.
Which are you, Rude Bwoy?
I know quite a lot about all that you're saying, of course I've read the books you recommended----but Garifuna people ALSO came from MALI, West Africa on slave ships by the tens of thousands and ESCAPED in the West Indies and landed in Belize.
And the Garifuna in Belize are very much like the ones still in Mali.
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