RICARIZA From Colombia, joined Apr 2005, 2356 posts, RR: 29 Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3901 times:
Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 20): Actually, Trinidad & Tobago while on the Eastern Caribbean, are considered part of South America
Although it is located just off-shore from South America, Trinidad and Tobago is sometimes considered to be part of the North American continent by virtue of its being a Caribbean country. Culturally and historically all Caribbean islands are very close together and all of them are often labeled as North American.
Trinidad and Tobago is considered a Transcontinental nation, which is a country belonging to more than one continent, by not only geographical but also another definitions – divisions can arise for several reasons, be they political, social or geographical.
Geographically, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba and the Netherland Antilles are regarded as South American islands, but the Caribbean is more often treated as a whole, or all included with North America.
I personally consider Trinidad and Tobago as part of the Caribbean (North America) and not South America. For example, if you look to the soccer continental zones, Trinidad & Tobago are part of the North American zone, but so it is Guyana and Surinam (??), so I guess it is a matter of personal interpretation.