African Vs Caribbean Women, Can You Tell the Difference?

African and Caribbean Women, Can You Tell the Difference?

Black women are beautiful. It doesn’t matter if you’re from Jamaica or from Nigeria, from the Virgin Islands or from Kenya. All black women are magical.

In addition to their beauty, black women, especially African and Caribbean women, have a lot in common, from their music to their style of dress. But there are also some major differences too. Let’s look at some markers of African and Caribbean culture – can you tell which is which?

Which Woman Is African And Which Is Caribbean?

Haitian
Ethiopian

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Answer: The top woman is Caribbean (Haiti) and the bottom is African (Ethiopia).

We generally think of both African and Caribbean women as having beautiful dark skin, but that’s not always the case. For example, Ethiopians are generally known for their lighter skin and curly hair.

Although Haitian women usually have darker skin and tighter curls, due to French colonialism and immigration, Haitian women can also be biracial, like the Haitian woman above. One of the most beautiful parts of African and Caribbean culture is the diversity!

Is This Music African Or Caribbean?

Olatunji – “Ola”

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Answer: Caribbean.

Olatunji is famous for crossing the borders between the Caribbean and Africa. Although he’s from Trinidad, he has a Nigerian name and makes music that sounds halfway between soca and afrobeat.

Caribbean soca and West African afrobeat trade elements all the time. They usually have heavy drums, high tempos and catchy hooks. Both soca and Afrobeats borrow heavily from African American hip hop too.

The lines between genres are breaking down thanks to artists like Drake, who popularizes both Caribbean (Popcaan – “Controlla”) and African artists (Wizkid – “One Dance”).

Which Woman Is African And Which Is Caribbean?

Senegalese
Jamaican

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Answer: The first woman is African (Senegal) and the second is Caribbean (Jamaica).

Jamaica and Senegal have a lot in common – especially their beautiful beaches. In Senegal, all of the beaches even have free, public workout equipment, so at sundown you’re likely to see hundreds of people working out beside the ocean!

Jamaicans are said to look the most “African” out of all Caribbean people. They’re likely to have defined features and slanted eyes, although this could be from the fact that many Caribbean people are mixed with a little bit of everything, from Indian to Chinese to Taino.

That said, it’s not always tell which country someone’s from based on the way they look or act.

Is This Food African Or Caribbean?

Fungi

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Answer: Both.

This delicious food is made with cornmeal, butter and salt. In the Virgin Islands, it’s called fungi and is especially popular with callaloo. In Kenya, it’s called ugali and is often eaten with tilapia. Other names for it are mealiepap (South Africa) and mayi moulin (Haiti).

Jamaicans are known for ackee and saltfish. But did you know that ackee originated in West Africa? Until the 1700s, you were more likely to find ackee growing in Mali than in Jamaica.

Of course, no Caribbean meal is complete without plantain and fish, which are available in nearly every country in West Africa and the Caribbean.

Which Woman Is African And Which Is Caribbean?

South African
Barbadian

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Answer: The first woman is African (South Africa) and the second woman is Caribbean (Barbados).

Based on Trevor Noah from the Daily Show, you might think all South Africans are light-skinned and mixed race. In reality, only 9% of South Africans are biracial; non-mixed black people make up more than 75% of the population. That means you’re much more likely to see a Xhosa woman like the one above.

The most famous Barbadian right now is probably Rihanna. But did you know that the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, is also technically the queen of Barbados? Yeah. Rihanna is a little cooler.

Are These Dancers African Or Caribbean?

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Answer: African.

The dance crew above is one of the most renowned dancehall crews in the world…and they’re from Kenya.

Just like Africa and the Caribbean trade song styles back and forth, they also trade dance moves. Dancehall and soca are especially popular in Senegal and Kenya, so don’t be surprised if you see someone speaking Wollof while doing a mean dutty wine.

African and Caribbean Women, Can You Tell the Difference?

There’s no way to for sure tell the difference between African and Caribbean women. But what matters is that they are all beautiful, intelligent and amazing!

Thinking of going on a trip? Consider somewhere in Africa or the Caribbean.

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4 Comments

  1. Such beautiful black and brown skin, sexy full lips and not to mention the coke bottle shape. Caribbean women are gorgeous and incredibly sexy.

  2. I was 100% correct on telling the difference. If you are from the Caribbean you would be able to tell by little things, like high cheekbones, attitude and movements. This was unbelievably easy.

    1. I’m of Jamaican descendants. I’m biracial and couldn’t be more proud of my heritage and culture. My outer apparent is a special gift that God has given us Jamaican women.

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