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    Jamaican language

    Jamaica is a country belonging to the Antilles, in Central America, whose capital is Kingston. It has a population of 3 million inhabitants (139º) and an area of ​​10,991 km 2 (160º). Its human development index is high (97th) and its official currency is the Jamaican dollar. But what language is spoken in Jamaica? What language do they speak in Jamaica? Jamaica has one official language, English. However, Jamaica is a bilingual country (46.4%), since Jamaican Patois is spoken in addition to English, being this the most widely spoken language (36.5% of the population speaks only Patois, while 17.1% of…

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  • Jamaican history

    Brief history of Jamaica summarized A brief tour of the history of Jamaica, in a clear and summarized way. Europeans discover Jamaica Beginning in AD 800, a people called the Arawaks lived in Jamaica. They were farmers in the stone age, although they also hunted and fished. The Arawaks grew beans, cassava, and corn. They also grew cotton. However, in 1494 Christopher Columbus landed in Jamaica. The Spanish and the Arawaks briefly fought, but the Spanish easily won thanks to their superior weapons. However, Columbus soon set sail and the Spanish showed little interest in Jamaica. In 1503 Columbus sailed…

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  • Jamaican traditions and customs

    What traditions and customs are there in Jamaica? We review the customs and traditions of Jamaica. Gastronomy Food in daily life A morning “country” meal, called “drinking tea”, includes boiled bananas or toasted breadfruit, sautéed callaloo with “saal fish” (salted cod) and “bush” (herbal) or “chaklit” (chocolate) tea. Afro-Jamaicans eat a mid-afternoon lunch as the main meal of the day. This is followed by a light meal of bread, fried plantains, or fried dumplings and a hot drink in the early evening. A more rigid work schedule has forced changes, and now the main meal is eaten in the evening.…

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