Kriol

Afro-Belizeans, also known as Kriols, are Creole descendants of Black African slaves brought to Belize and English and Scottish log cutters, who were known as the Baymen.Belize-Guatemala Territorial Issue – Chapter 1 Over the years there has also been intermarriage with Miskito from Nicaragua, Jamaicans, other West Indians, Mestizos, and East Indians, who were brought to Belize as indentured laborers. These varied peoples have all mixed to create this ethnic group. The Belize Kriol language was historically only spoken by them, but this ethnicity has become synonymous with the Belizean national identity, and as a result Kriol is now spoken by about 75% of Belizeans. Creoles are found predominantly in urban areas, such as Belize City, in most coastal towns and villages, and in the Belize River Valley.