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Virgin islands 1

  1. 1. Virgin Islands BY: BEN HYDE
  2. 2. MusicMusic has been changed by replacing the bass drum and the ukulele with the guitar tambourine and old tail pipes from cars.
  3. 3. FoodVirgin Islands foods provide you with plenty of great choices . Choices in foods in the Virgin Islands are great; you can find just about every kind of cuisine here. Some examples are Fungi small dumpling like things. Also there is Johnny cakes which are deep-fried biscuits. Food costs moredue to shipping costs
  4. 4. LanguagesEnglish 74,740 or 74.7%Other Language 25,319 or 25.3%Spanish 16,788 or 16.8%French & French Creole 6,578 or 6.6%Other Indo-European 1,043 or 1%Asian & Pacific Islands 262 or .3%
  5. 5. Unique Sayings Mocko Jumbies: Colorfully costumed stilt dancers, like the one in the picture above. They can be seen at carnival parades and other local events. The word jumbie refers to ghost-like spirits of West African belief. Quelbe Is a style of music and dance. The musical sounds that are danced to are made by scratching instruments made of hollowed out gourds. The band is called a scratch band. Kenips Is a type of fruit. They have a green outer shell and a fleshy edible meat around a large seed inside.
  6. 6. Living Standards in the Virgin IslandsIn the Virgin Islands the poverty level is very high with it being 28.9% (2002)The life expectancy for an average woman in the Virgin Islands is about 82 for men about76.
  7. 7. Living Standards (Continued)The average yearly salary for a working civilian is about $49,712
  8. 8. Thanks For WatchingI hope you learned something about the United States Virgin Islands"Home | US Virgin Islands." Home | US Virgin Islands. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2012. <http://www.visitusvi.com/>."Welcome to the Official Website of the BVI Tourist Board." Welcome to the Official Website of the BVI Tourist Board. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2012. <http://www.bvitourism.com/>.

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