There are approximately 2,730,000 people living in Jamaica. The median age is 27.25 years. There are five major ethnicities including black, East Indian, white, Chinese and multi-ethnic. There are also the Maroon people who descended from African slaves who were freed from the Spaniards and fought against the British before becoming their own free people. Jamaican people speak English or a variation known as patois English. There are many protestant religions practiced in Jamaica as well as Roman Catholicism and native religions.