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  1. Sade Curry Dominican Republic 12/22/06
  2. General Imformaion <ul><li>Languages is Spanish. </li></ul><ul><li>President is Leonel Fernandez. </li></ul><ul><li>There is 31 cities in the Dominican republic. </li></ul><ul><li>Population 8,895,00 </li></ul><ul><li>In 1822 the Haitians conquered the Dominicans. </li></ul>
  3. The Map <ul><li>On Columbus first voyage in 1492 he claimed this land. </li></ul><ul><li>He named it La Esponola </li></ul><ul><li>The capital is Santo Domingo </li></ul><ul><li>It was made the capital in 1496 </li></ul>
  4. The Dominican Republic Flag <ul><li>The flag was adopted on Nov 6, 1844. </li></ul><ul><li>The blue and red came from Haiti and the white cross is a symbol of faith. </li></ul><ul><li>Centered in the middle is the coat of arms it stands for national and state use only. </li></ul><ul><li>The bible has a gold cross . </li></ul><ul><li>Above the arms is three words Dros,Patria,Libertad they mean God,Country,Freedom </li></ul>
  5. Their Food <ul><li>This country is know for their agricultural. </li></ul><ul><li>The export lots of things that cant grow here is the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Bananas ,rice,beans, mangoes, passion fruit,beef,chicken meat, plantains. </li></ul><ul><li>To the right is one of their most know meals the La Bandera(The Flag) </li></ul>                                                          
  6. Religious Beliefs <ul><li>Their religious is Roman Catholicism. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of they believe in doing voodoo. </li></ul><ul><li>Male priest that practices voodoo are called Hungans and the name for females is mamabos. </li></ul><ul><li>There is also some then called a witch doctor their name is Brujos. </li></ul><ul><li>Folk practices ensalmo it’s a healing chant. Used with herbs and natural things </li></ul><ul><li>89% of Dominicans are baptized. </li></ul><ul><li>Two groups of religion Evangelical Christians and the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints. </li></ul>
  7. Culture <ul><li>D.R. was the first Spanish colony in the New World. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a very mixed culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Their culture is very happy and peaceful . </li></ul><ul><li>“ No hay problema” means there’s no problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Dominicans love to party. </li></ul><ul><li>They have parade of the devil masks at the Santo Domingo carnival. </li></ul>
  8. Holidays In The Dominican Republic <ul><li>January 1, New Years Day. </li></ul><ul><li>January 6, Epiphany. </li></ul><ul><li>January 21, our lady of Altagracia Day. </li></ul><ul><li>January 26, Juan Pablo Duarte’s b-day. </li></ul><ul><li>February 26-27, Carnival. </li></ul><ul><li>February 27, independences day. </li></ul><ul><li>March or April, good Friday. </li></ul><ul><li>March or April, Easter Sunday. </li></ul><ul><li>April 14, Pan-American Day. </li></ul><ul><li>May 1, labor Day. </li></ul><ul><li>June 17, Corpus Christi. </li></ul><ul><li>July 16,Foundation of Sociedad la Trinitaria. </li></ul><ul><li>Late July, Santo Domingo Merengue Festival. </li></ul><ul><li>August 5, Founding of Santo Domingo. </li></ul><ul><li>August 16, Restoration day. </li></ul><ul><li>September 24, lady of Mercedes. </li></ul><ul><li>October 12, Columbus Day. </li></ul><ul><li>October 24, United Nations Day. </li></ul><ul><li>November 1 All Saint Day . </li></ul><ul><li>December 24-25, Christmas. </li></ul>
  9. Ancestors <ul><li>European, Native,and African roots. </li></ul><ul><li>The naïve land tribes was Taino and Carib. </li></ul><ul><li>They where killed by all the diseases the Europeans bought to their lands. </li></ul><ul><li>So African slaves where imported over to replace the natives. </li></ul><ul><li>73% of Dominican are mixed </li></ul>I think she going to get an A Ya she well get an A
  10. Resources <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/dominican/_republic </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikiped.org/wiki/culture_of_the_dominican_republic . </li></ul><ul><li>www.infoplease.com/ipa/a010745.html </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Lanic.utexas.edu/la/cb/dr </li></ul>

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