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.
What name was given to members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France from the 16th to the 18th centuries, many of whom emigrated in the late 17th century, who were inspired by the writings of John Calvin in the 1530s?
What is the name for an alcoholic preparation of opium widely used in the 18th and 19th centuries to treat a number of different complaints?
What is the name collectively given to several groups of people in Zimbabwe and southern Mozambique, originally known as the Karanga?
Which father and son, 17th and 18th century composers, between them lived in Rome, Naples, Florence and Madrid and composed over 120 operas, 600 chamber cantatas, and 500 harpsichord sonatas?