"Merikin" meaning in English

Noun

Forms: Merikins [plural]
  1. One of the African-American refugees of the War of 1812: freed black slaves who fought for the British against the USA in the Corps of Colonial Marines and then, after post-war service in Bermuda, were established as a community in the south of Trinidad in 1815–16. Wikipedia link: Merikins Tags: historical

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