Language• In the Bahamas, the people talk slang.• Whay yuh tink usea goin?• Definition. Where are you are going?• Man ya need ta stop skylakin’, I serious• Definition. Man you need to stop playing, I am serious.• Ya gat a straight quarter?• Definition. Do you have a quarter? Not twenty five cents.• I joonsen’ fa some conch salad• Definition. I’m longing for some conch salad.• You mussey tink I crazy?• Definition. You must think I’m crazy.
Food• Favorite Foods are: Conch chowder, rock lobster , and mostly seafood.• Main ingredient they use in most food is coconut. Popular spices are mostly spicy therefore, they eat lots of spicy foods.
Music• Calypso- is a style of Afro-Caribbean music which originated in Trinidad and Tobago. This form of music has spread through many parts of the Caribbean, including the Bahamas.• Soca-is a form of dance music which originated from many calypso music
Current Standard of Living• Unemployment rate: 7.6%• Literacy rate 95.6 .• Before, their healthcare was really bad most patients had to get treated at home. Now, their healthcare is better.
Economic Aspects• Lots of touring/cruises in the Bahamas.• Major resorts are British Colonial Hilton Nassau and Nassau Junkanoo Resort.• The Bahamas is a stable, developing nation with an economy heavily dependent on tourism and offshore banking.• GDP growth in recent years is from steady growth in tourism, and more construction of new hotels, resorts, and residences
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