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What name was given to groups of runaway slaves in Jamaica and Guiana in the 17th and 18th centuries?

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What name was given to groups of runaway slaves in Jamaica and Guiana in the 17th and 18th centuries?
posted Aug 7, 2019 by Karan Joglekar

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Maroons
The Jamaican Maroons descend from maroons, Africans who escaped from slavery on the island of Jamaica and established free communities in the mountainous interior, primarily in the eastern parishes. Africans enslaved during Spanish rule of Jamaica (1493–1656) likely[original research?] were the first to develop such refugee communities.

answer Aug 13, 2019 by Vijay
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