I can write more about the colonizing effects on our people than on what our culture is. Our islands name is "Puerto Rico", meaning rich port. Yet, another colonized name.

I guess in a way I am jealous to know that people are still tied to the culture of their ancestors. My ancestors were wiped out. No history. No trace. Yes, some of us identify as Taino still, but the colonizers worked hard for people to identify themselves with the colonizers. It's the only history we learned.

So below is a summary of what it is like to live in colonized land.


Cultural atlas of a

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