Garifuna family in Stann Creek in 1910
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Cassava Bread from 1914. (In some West African countries they call it Garri but in Northern Nigeria they call it Eba and the Garifuana call it Ereba)

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Garifuna family in Stann Creek in 1910

Making starch and cassava bread. Those were the days. The tradition is lost. Making cassava bread is mechanized now. This picture links us ( Garifuna ) to the Orinoco basin in Venezuela.

According to According to William Young (Governor of Tobago, from 1807 to 1815) the first Africans arrived in 1675 following the wreck of a slave ship from the Bight of Biafra. The survivors were members of the Mokko people of today's Nigeria.

So, Garri, Eba and Ereba make sense.

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