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By: Hannah Finley and Bella Mouradian
Languages• English is the official language and is widely  spoken.• Creole is used among Haitian immigrants.Race mainly co...
Foods                              Foods in the USA influenced orFood Special to the Bahamas   brought by the Bahamas• Mai...
Dining Etiquette        If you are invited to a           Bahamian’s house:        • Arrive on time if invited           t...
Watch your Table Manners!                   • Do not sit down until you are invited toThank-    Excuse     and told where ...
Music: Genres• Pop music from the United States is listened  to most frequently.• Traditional Bahamian music:   – Goombay/...
Music:Instruments•   Goatskin drums•   Saws•   Maracas•   Caribbean calypso•   steel drum
Economic Aspect• Tourism is the engine of the Bahamian  economy.  – The sector employs half of the workforce  – They produ...
Current Standard of Living• The Bahamas has two major  public hospitals• Government health clinics are  located in many co...
Works Cited" Google Image Result forhttp://www.bassettfurniture.com/images/catalog/ProductZoom/44993636A.JPG."Google. N.p....
"CultureGrams Online Database: Subscriber Area Only." CultureGrams OnlineDatabase: Subscriber Area Only. N.p., n.d. Web. 2...
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  1. 1. By: Hannah Finley and Bella Mouradian
  2. 2. Languages• English is the official language and is widely spoken.• Creole is used among Haitian immigrants.Race mainly consists of:• 85% African American• 12% Caucasian• 3% Asian and Hispanic
  3. 3. Foods Foods in the USA influenced orFood Special to the Bahamas brought by the Bahamas• Mainly sea foods and • We have a lot of their main poultry. foods here such as – Fish – Fish – Meat – Meat – Chicken – Chicken – Cow – Cow – Squid – Other different sea foods like – Shark squid, shark, tuna, etc.
  4. 4. Dining Etiquette If you are invited to a Bahamian’s house: • Arrive on time if invited to dinner; no more than 15 minutes late if invited to a barbecue or a large party. • Dress well, in clothes you would wear to the office. Dressing too informally may be misconstrued as a lack of respect towards your hosts.
  5. 5. Watch your Table Manners! • Do not sit down until you are invited toThank- Excuse and told where to sit.you! Me! • Do not begin eating until the hostess starts. Please • Table manners are Continental -- the fork is held in the left hand and the knife in the right while eating. • Meals are often served buffet style or family-style. • Keep your elbows off the table and your hands above the table when eating. • It is considered polite to finish everything on your plate so you do not appear wasteful. If you cannot, you may leave a small bit of food on your plate.
  6. 6. Music: Genres• Pop music from the United States is listened to most frequently.• Traditional Bahamian music: – Goombay/rake n’ scrape – Soca – Meringue
  7. 7. Music:Instruments• Goatskin drums• Saws• Maracas• Caribbean calypso• steel drum
  8. 8. Economic Aspect• Tourism is the engine of the Bahamian economy. – The sector employs half of the workforce – They produce three-fourths of foreign exchange earnings – Main tourist infrastructure is located in Nassau, but tourism is also in the Family Islands
  9. 9. Current Standard of Living• The Bahamas has two major public hospitals• Government health clinics are located in many communities all throughout the nation• Healthcare professionals provide home care for specific family and individual needs Princess Margaret Hospital• Lack of medicine and modern equipment are the most significant deficiencies in the public sector.• The Bahamas has one of the regions highest rates of AIDS per capita.
  10. 10. Works Cited" Google Image Result forhttp://www.bassettfurniture.com/images/catalog/ProductZoom/44993636A.JPG."Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2012. <http://www.google.com/imgres?q=dining+table&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&biw=1024&bih=418&tbm=isch&tbnid=Ruz5NXt7SRmMuM:&imgrefurl=http://www.bassettfurniture.com/36-Rectangular-Dining-Table-DZ20744.asp&docid=S6c4UnT5p0-hQM&imgurl=http:/>." Google Image Result for https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/graphics/flags/large/bf-lgflag.gif." Google. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2012. <http://www.google.com/imgres?q=the+bahamas&um=1&hl=en&safe=active&sa=N&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&biw=1024&bih=418&tbm=isch&tbnid=zcFHsD7NNfaASM:&imgrefurl=https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bf.html&docid=Fhch4H9vB-hOcM&imgurl=h>."Bahamas Guide -- National Geographic." Travel & Cultures -- National Geographic.N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2012.<http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/bahamas-guide/>."Caribbean Calypso." Original oil paintings on canvas, Watercolours from placesvisited, Unique watch part print. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2012.<http://www.rayhorsfield.co.uk/home/200935_caribbean-calypso.html>.
  11. 11. "CultureGrams Online Database: Subscriber Area Only." CultureGrams OnlineDatabase: Subscriber Area Only. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2012.<http://online.culturegrams.com/world/world_country_sections.php?contid=6&wmn=North_America&cid=189&cn=Bahamas&sname=Housing&snid=27>."CultureGrams Online Database: Subscriber Area Only." CultureGrams OnlineDatabase: Subscriber Area Only. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2012.<http://online.culturegrams.com/world/world_country_sections.php?contid=6&wmn=North_America&cid=189&cn=Bahamas&sname=Language&snid=4>."Customer Reviews of Calypso Steel Drum by Woodstock Music Collection." EducationalToys, Games and Specialty Toys - Buy Online at Fat Brain Toys. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Apr.2012.<http://www.fatbraintoys.com/reviews/toy_companies/woodstock_music_collection/calypso_steel_drum.cfm>."Detroit Music Notes." Detroit Music Notes. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2012.<http://detroitmusicnotes.com/>.Images, Best Dining Table, and Inspirations - Dining Room - nabuzz.com. "30 ModernDining Tables for a Wonderful Dining Experience | Freshome." Interior Design, DesignNews & Architecture Blog Magazine. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2012.<http://freshome.com/2011/01/20/30-modern-dining-tables-for-a-wonderful-dining-experience/>."January | 2012 | nustudentlife." nustudentlife | The blog for student life at NortheasternUniversity. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2012. <http://nustudentlife.wordpress.com/2012/01/>."Linguistic and cultural diversity | Open Websites." Home | Open Websites. N.p., n.d.Web. 25 Apr. 2012. <http://ows.edb.utexas.edu/site/hicela-martinez/linguistic-and-
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