Barbadian people

citizens or residents of Barbados

Barbadians or Bajans are people from the Caribbean island of Barbados. They can live on Barbados or live in another country.

Total population
c. 405,000
Regions with significant populations
 Barbados 284,589 (2014)[1]
 United States65,653 (2013)[2]
 Canada37,780 (2016)[3]
 United Kingdom18,762 (2011)[4]
English (Bajan, British English, American English)
Christianity (predominantly Protestantism)
Related ethnic groups
other Caribbean people
Afro-Barbadian, Barbadian British, Barbadian American, Americo-Liberians, Barbadians in Trinidad, Barbadians in Brazil, Barbadian Canadians, African diaspora



Many Bajans now live overseas and outside of Barbados. Most have moved to English language countries. There are some 60,000 Bajans in the United Kingdom, around 54,509 Bajans in the United States and 20,000 in Canada.


See: List of famous Bajan people


  1. "The World Factbook: Barbados". Central Intelligence Agency. Archived from the original on 14 February 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  2. Results   American Fact Finder (US Census Bureau)
  3. Statistics Canada. "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  4. "Country-of-birth database". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Archived from the original on 17 June 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2009.