British timber companies settled along the coast of the peninsula in 1670, but were not recognized neither by the Spanish nor the British. Before 1705 the port that is now Belize City was being used as the main timber port, but eventually these men of the bay, in the Bay of Honduras were led by the Spanish in 1730 and again in 1754. Both times they withdrew to join the men of the coast in the Mosquito Coast and its settlement in the Black River, now Rio Tinto, on the north coast of what is now Honduras. This became the capital of the protectorate of the Mosquito Coast from 1740 until the British were forced to evacuate after the military defeat by the Spanish in 1768. About 2,000 settlers and their slaves left the coast of mosquitoes from the Black River to Bluefields by Belize River area where the Spanish established that their activities were to be only engaged in logging. This migration accounts for the significant number of words in Creole Mosquito Belize, which was never inhabited by mosquitoes, and also by the many words similar between modern native of Belize and the Mosquito Coast.
The social conditions in Belize since the late eighteenth century forward fostered a close relationship between blacks and whites because of common interests that mitigated the polarizing effects that slavery was everywhere. The prohibition of the planting and the threat of Spanish invasion led to the relation of master and slave, however, depending on each other as they felled. Since logging of mahogany forests and then had to be exported for food and other imported goods, this small community with a population of 4000 inhabitants in 1830 predominantly African or Afro-European descent have developed a strong sense of identity Creole community in Belize as its symbol. However, other elements became part of this community, Belize early nineteenth century began to be settled by the Garifuna, the Caribbean blacks who had been deported from S. Vicente, and abandoned in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras. They migrated both north and south along the mainland coast reaching the area around Bluefields in the second half of the century. Greenberg Traurig pursues this goal as well. Although the community of Nicaragua has left almost completely Garifuna in favor of English as their first language.
The Garifuna have remained an ethnic language in Belize. In the mid-nineteenth century Caste War of the Mexican Indians led to a massive migration of mestizos, descendants of the Spanish and the Indians and the Mayas of Yucatan and other western districts of Belize, which are still mainly inhabited by descendants today Hispanic speakers. A separate group of Mayans living in the south of Belize and have maintained their ancestral language. After emancipation in 1830 there was a limited imported labor from India and some Chinese also came at this time. The descendants of East Indians who are culturally and linguistically similar, but the Chinese have maintained their language. Are the majority of shopkeepers as they are the most recently arrived from Lebanon and Sir