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Trinidad & Tobago: “Arima” in Kiddies Carnival

Categories: Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago, Arts & Culture, Environment, Ideas, Indigenous, Youth

“Arima — which means both ‘place of the beginning’ and ‘water’ — is an indigenous Amerindian place name for what is now a large town in eastern Trinidad”: Alice Yard [1] blogs about its children’s Carnival masquerade band, which “attempts to bring these two definitions together”.