Trinidad is a multicultural and to some extent multilingual nation. The official language is English. Even though English is official there are minority languages such as French Creole, Spanish, Hindi and French; so it depends on which language you are in contact with. English = one French = un, une Spanish = uno, una French Creole = yon, an
With the French Revolution raging on after 1789, many French - mostly then living on the nearby islands of Martinique, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Guadeloupe and Dominica, decided do move to the quieter and safer Trinidad, where they were moreover rewarded by the Spanish governor with tax incentives and grants of land on which to restart their (also for the Trinidad economy) highly profitable sugar and cocoa plantations.
While the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus is credited with establishing a Spanish colony on Trinidad in 1498, it remained distinctly different from Tobago until 1889. They became independent of the British in 1962 and became a republic in 1976. However, back during the French Revolution, French planters migrated to the island of Trinidad and established such communities as Carenage, Laventille, Champs Fleurs, and Blanchisseuse.