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  1. 1. ArubaBy: Molly M and McKenna T
  2. 2. Languages• Dutch and the local language of Papiamento are the official languages of Aruba, but most Arubans speak a minimum of four languages including English and Spanish Arubas native language of Papiamento embodies the friendliness for which the local population is known, with the language marked with an inclusive and open nature as represented in its unique sayings and mannerisms.
  3. 3. Languages• This can influence the US because if people want to learn their language.• Also if one day someone went to Aruba then they could communicate with them and not have to speak in English.
  4. 4. Foods• Popular foods are rice, chicken, beef, and fish.• Pago Pago, the Westin’s flagship restaurant, is one of the island’s premier fine-dining options, serving contemporary cuisine where Pacific Rim flavors merge with Caribbean fare and prime U.S. beef.
  5. 5. Foods• Aruba and the United States have similar food such as; beef, fish, rice, chicken and seafood.
  6. 6. Music• Music plays a central role in all of Arubas major holidays, throughout the Carnival season, and at many informal celebrations. Every evening, music can be heard drifting down from terrace bars, flooding through the doorways of nightclubs and intimate pubs alike, drawing in revelers in animated social interaction. Latin rhythms of salsa, soca and meringue mix with rock, oldies, jazz, R&B and pop tunes, creating an exuberant, timeless, and international experience.
  7. 7. Music• The US and Aruba also have similar types of music.• Both countries listen to rock, jazz, oldies, pop and R&B.• Another similarity is in both countries during holidays, parties, carnivals there is usually music.
  8. 8. Economy• Aruba is characterized by an open economy which, because of its small scale, is dependent upon imports from and exports to other countries The main economic activities in Aruba are tourism, banking and transportation. The locally manufactured goods presently exported are semi-finished petroleum products, plastic bags, soaps/disinfectants, printed textiles, refined sugar and rice products. Since most goods must be imported, it has become necessary to expand Arubas export market in order to maintain a proper balance of trade.
  9. 9. Current Standards• In Aruba the current standards are going down because nothing is produced there.• “Aruba may have to increase its hotel rates.”• The unemployment rate of Aruba decreased from February 2011 to February 2012 it fell from 9.5 percent to 8.7 percent.• The literacy rate is 97.3 percent.
  10. 10. Current Standards• The US and Aruba can connect to each other current standard of living for people because we both have unemployment rates, health care issues plus more.
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