JAMAICA: a place to be experienced through all the- T senses hird largest Caribbean Island – 4244 square miles– L ocated 90 miles South of Cuba, 550 miles south of M iami and W of H est aiti- 7th largest natural harbor in the world.- L coastal plains, mountainous in the interior owP olitical Division • 3 counties; 14 parishes
ABOUT JAMAICA- Xaymaca “land of wood and water”• Tropical Island - lush green vegetation• Exotic plants & W aterfalls• M useum & Great houses• M ineral Springs – 4 are used commercially :• Bath, Milk River, Rockfort,• Sans Souci
Jamaica – The Land• Explore it:-Blue Mountain Peak is thehighest point in Jamaica at2,255.8metres (7402 feet).The flora and fauna to befound on the mountains arevery varied and indigenous toJamaica.
JAMAICA – The People• Tianos – original inhabitants• Spanish – 1494• British – 1655• Other immigrants – Chinese, Indians, Africans• J AICA M AM otto – Out of M any, One People
JAMAICA – The LanguageW ays to Greet Peoplewhaa gwaan = whats going onH yuh du = how are you owPossible responses when greetednutten nah gwaan = nothing is going onmi deh yah = I am hereeveryting irie = everything is okaya weh yuh a deal wid = whats going on with you?M arwrite = I am alright iGiving Directionse fur = its fara weh yuh deh = where are you?a which pawt yuh deh= where are you exactly?
• Someone Asking you to Repeat a weh yuh seh= what did you say? a weh yuh seh likkle while? = what did you say just now? mi nuh ear yuh= I cannot hear you mi still kiyah ear yuh = I still cannot hear you.• W ords Used to Refer to J amaica jamdown = J amaica; yawd = J amaica yawdie = a J amaican; patwa = what the Jamaican dialect is called (the correct spelling is: patois)
Plants of all kinds-Mahogany, cedar, coconut & palm trees-Tropical flowers are in the forests-Green plants, like ferns, grow almost everywhereAnimals of all kinds -Cuckoos, parrots, and hummingbirds are birds that live in the green jungle trees. Frogs, crocodiles, and lizards are found in Jamaica. -In the clear ocean waters along the shore, turtles, rays, and colorful fish swim and play
•Every tropical food you’ve everydreamed of is available.•Very spicy •Jamaican dishes include rice and peas; Ackee and Saltfish- the national dish; •Curried goat and rice; •Jamaican pepperpot soup; •Jerk pork and chicken;
•Jamaican rum •W orld famous•Red Stripe Beer•Tia Maria•Blue Mountain coffee • B in the world. est
RESORTS• PORT ANTONIO – Natural Atmosphere• MONT GO B E AY – 2nd City – Complete Resort• KINGSTON – Heart Beat of Jamaica & Gateway to Tourism
Jamaica Cont’d • F it:- eelThe dance and the music ofJamaica are firmly rooted in theAfrican ancestry of its people.Jamaican dance is directlyentwined with the history of theresistance struggles of the masspopulation of Jamaicans.Reggae Dancehall is theresistance cultural form of todayutilizing dance and music
•Live Reggae Music every night•Regular street dances•Nightclubs•Beachside clubs with cool drinks andhot rhythms•Large resorts also have themed nightsand folkloric shows which provideentertainment.
Contact InformationArlene Howell-GarrickGraduate StudentUniversity of WaterlooW aterloo ON , CanadaTel:240-338-4834e-mail: email@example.com
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