BANGLADESH Group project, created by: Yelena Mikshanskaya, Kasey Murrey, MollyPeterson, Jason Rexroad, Mariya Roata, and Stephen Stabbert November 18, 2011
Table of Contents Geography of Bangladesh (By Mariya Roata) Bangladesh Nonverbal use of Clothing (formal and informal) (By …) Bangladesh Rituals (verbal and nonverbal traditions) (By Kasey Murrey) Bangladesh Gender Roles (By …) Bangladesh Religion (By Jason Rexroad) The purpose of this presentation is to tell the viewer as much information about Bangladesh as possible. After viewing this presentation you will know geographical facts, nonverbal use of clothing, rituals, gender roles and about religion of Bangladesh.
Geography of Bangladesh (By: Mariya Roata) ( Image: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Paharpur_03.JPG) Somapura Mahavihara in Paharpur, Bangladesh: the greatest Buddhist Vihara in the Indian Subcontinent, built by Dharmapala of Group # 5 Bengal
Bangladesh: Geographical Facts ( Image: patwarybrothersltd.com/about_bangladesh.htm) Bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma (Myanmar) Lies between latitudes 20° and 27°N, and longitudes 88° and 93°E. Most parts are less than 12 m (39.4 ft) above the sea level Water is contaminated with arsenic frequently because of the high arsenic contents in the soil Total area is 56,977 sq mi (147,570 km2) 93.6% land and 6.4% water Floods, tropical cyclones, tornadoes, and tidal bores occur almost every year Is one of worlds largest producers of rice, tea, potato, mango, onion and mustardSource: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh
More Geographical Facts Bangladesh: Map references is Asia Comparative: Slightly smaller than Iowa Coast line is 580 km Bangladesh Land Use Distribution Climate is tropical; mild winter (October to March); hot, humid summer (March to June); humid, warm rainy monsoon (June to October) Terrain is mostly flat alluvial plain; hilly in the southeast Natural resources are natural gas, arable land, timber and coal 50,500 sq km are irrigated land Land use: Image: Arable land: 55% Permanent crops 3% Other: 42% Source: cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/geos/bg.html
Verbal Rituals when the speak it is very implicit/indirect. they have very long and “rich” contextualized sentences that are only understood with the correct body language. When speaking they stand very close together, unless speaking with a woman. From an outsiders point of view the way they communicate may be taken as being rude. 66
Nonverbal Rituals Being angry, lack of personal hygiene, eye contact, frustration, or bad eye contact mean your “unwelcoming” to others. In the business world negative gestures cause a great discomfort for customers. If smiles, eye contact, and assertive body language is displayed people feel like they are gaining a trusting relationship from you. 77
Greeting Rituals Men shake hands with men. If uncertain to shake hands with a woman, wait for a woman to extend their hand. When you walk in a room greet the oldest person first When saying goodbye you must say bye to everyone individually. 8
The correct way to address someone . Indians revere titles such as Professor, Doctor and Engineer. . Status is determined by age, university degree, caste and profession. . If someone does not have a professional title, use the honorific title "Sir" or "Madam". . Titles are used with the persons name or the surname, depending upon the persons name. Wait to be invited before using someones first name without the title. 9
Bangladesh Religion The people of Bangladesh are deeply religious Approximately 85% of the Bangladesh population are Muslim Roughly 12% are Hindu About 3% are Buddist Some ½ of 1% are Christians Mosques, temples and shrines to respect saints fill the cities and dot the countryside The year is filled with religious festivals and holidays http://www.aobbangladesh.org/Bangladesh
Religious festivals and holidays Islam being a majority throughout the country praying is an everyday occurrence. Islamic holidays:I. Eid-ul-Azha; which is a festival of sacrifice in honor of Allah.II. Ramadan; which a month of fasting between dawn and dusk.III. Eid-ul-Firt: festival marking the end of Ramadan. Hindu holidays:I. Kati Puja; which is a festival that pays respect to the female goddess Kali.II. Durgapuja; is a 10 day festival acknowledging the female warrior goddess Durga. Christian holidays:I. Celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Buddists celebrate the birth of Buddah. (Harris Image http://www.everyculture.com
Religion and its role inculture, society, government and public life Understanding the spiritual roots of a country provides deeper insight into its culture. This information can give a better understanding of the social customs, traditions, behaviors and beliefs of the culture. Because of the strong religious background a basic understanding of the religious culture can be key to interpreting associated behavior in the Bangladesh government, business, public, family, and social life. Understanding the religious culture of Bangladesh will help with communicating and establishing successful relations in a respectful manner and help avoid social or Image: http://www.juggle.com/bangladesh political mistakes or misunderstandings communicating with the people of Bangladesh.
The rest of the parts go after… Hey class, it would be nice if the rest of the power point would look the same. Try to put a picture on each slide, so it wont be dull looking Fill in the table of contents and conclusion slides on who is going to do what and I filled in myself about the religion, so if you want to do something different you are free to change it. Since we have to have 3-5 open questions, and there is 5 of us so just come up with a question from your topic and that will be a lot easier. Please review and correct if you see errors and delete this page before turning in. Hope I did everything correct and I am off to pretty soon labor!! Good luck!!
In Conclusion, Bangladesh has a lot of interesting information that a lot of the people do not know about. The main points were presented by: Geography of Bangladesh (By Mariya Roata) Bangladesh Nonverbal use of Clothing (formal and informal) (By …) Bangladesh Rituals (verbal and nonverbal traditions) (By Kasey Murrey ) Bangladesh Gender Roles (By …) Bangladesh Religion (By Jason Rexroad) The goal of the presentation was…
Questions 1. What are the 3 major (biggest) rivers in Bangladesh? 2. What order do you say goodbye to people in Bangladesh? 3. Is religion an important part of the Bangladesh culture? Why? 4. 5.
References South Asia: Bangladesh. (n.d.). The World Factbook. Retrieved October 21, 2011, from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the- worldfactbook/geos/bg.html Walker, B. (n.d.). Bangladesh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved October 21, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladesh April. (2011, Apr 14). Culture of bangladesh - history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family. Retrieved from http://www.everyculture.com/A-Bo/Bangladesh.html Cultural information - bangladesh. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.intercultures.ca/cil-cai/ci-ic-eng.asp?iso=bd Silence. (2005). Bangladesh - culture, customs, language and etiquette. Retrieved from http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global- etiquette/bangladesh.html Harris, M.S. (2011). Countries and their cultures. Retrieved November 6, 2011, from http://www.everyculture.com