Bangladeshi Culture in New Zealand


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Bangladeshi Culture in New Zealand

  1. 1. Bangladeshi Culturein New Zealand<br />Created by Fariha Ahmed<br />
  2. 2. Which country and continent does the culture come from originally?<br />The culture of Bangladesh obviously comes from Bangladesh, but its culture is basically a slight variation of the Muslim culture from Saudi Arabia, since most Bangladeshis are Muslims. <br />Most Bangladeshi are Muslims: the PEW report for 2009 reported that there were 145,312,000 Muslims in Bangladesh which was 89.6% of the total population of Bangladesh. <br />Saudi Arabia had 24,949,000 Muslims which was 97% of the total Saudi Arabia population.<br />That means that Bangladesh is a Muslim country; it had more than a hundred million more Muslims than Saudi Arabia, the home of Islam.<br />Next to the giant black box, is a stone, and Muslims believe if you kiss it, Allah (their god) will forgive you for all your sins...<br />The white stuff are all Muslims praying!<br />Stone<br />
  3. 3. How many people from this culture live in New Zealand?<br />The number of Bangladeshi people that are living in New Zealand has not been counted though it is definitely over 1500...<br />
  4. 4. How and why did people from this culture come to New Zealand?<br />People from all over Bangladesh moved to multi-cultural countries including America, Australia and New Zealand to make more money, live in a secure environment and adapt to a better lifestyle, so they can support a family...<br />NZ<br />Bangladesh<br />
  5. 5. How do they practice their culture in New Zealand?<br />Speaking Bengali at home all the time<br />Having parties and gathering with other Bengali people.<br />Having monthly meetings to discuss things aboutkeeping their culture alive.<br />Having traditional Bengali weddings.<br />Wearing traditional clothes at home and to cultural gatherings.<br />Celebrating “Eid” (Muslim festival)<br />Traditional Clothing:<br />
  6. 6. Now on to..<br />My own questions:<br />
  7. 7. What are some ignored rules from the culture that Bangladeshis’ in New Zealand ignore?<br />Broken Rule 1:<br />Bangladeshi Muslims are not supposed to eat foods, or brush their teeth, or use products that have gelatine in them. Lots of foods that are sold here have at least a little gelatine in them. Some Bangladeshi Muslims that live in New Zealand don’t check the ingredients for products they buy and end up having something that they aren’t allowed to have.  So yes, they can’t have a lot of nice food that you love. Also; they are also not allowed to eat pork, but most of them obey that rule since it is an easy food to evade.<br />NOT ALLOWED<br />NOT ALLOWED<br />
  8. 8. What are some ignored rules from the culture that Bangladeshis’ in New Zealand ignore?<br />Broken Rule 2:<br />This is what they are supposed to wear...<br />Another commonly ignored rule that applies to the Muslim women, is that they are supposed to wear clothing that covers their whole body. That means they’re supposed to cover their legs down to their ankles, cover their arms down to their wrist, and cover their body up to their necks, including their hair. So that means they basically have to cover themselves head to toe in loose clothing. Many women probably ignore this rule because its hard to fit in a multi cultural country when you stand out like that.<br />But they end up wearing stuff like this...<br />NOT ALLOWED<br />
  9. 9. What are stereotypes about Bangladeshis?<br />Harsh Stereotypes:<br />A Pakistani said ‘The stereotypical Bangladeshi is a small, dark, a coward, prone to emotional outbursts and he is a born beggar.’ which he said was what Pakistanis thought of them.<br />An Indian from New Delhi said ‘Indians don’t really think of Bangladesh at all. Bangladeshis are backwards, ungrateful and not to be trusted.’<br />
  10. 10. What are stereotypes about Bangladeshis?<br />Good/interesting stereotypes:<br />Usually marry their own<br />Well educated<br />Have very strict schools<br />Generally well liked in the US<br />Non competitive<br />Highly efficient<br />Good at multi tasking<br />Non - violent<br />Wedding<br />School:<br />
  11. 11. Sadly now its time for...<br />The End<br />Thanks 4 watching!<br />