Jamaica

Brief history- Jamaica is the 3rd largest Caribbean island. It is situated about 90 miles south of Cuba.With its white beaches and various inland forests, Jamaica is a main tourist destination however behind the beautiful natural scenery lies significance of poverty,crime and urban growth . Tourists are warned to avoid certain parts of the capital Kingston where gang activity is well known. "Jamaica." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 2 Nov. 2014.

creative expression- Reggae is a musical genre that has its origins in Jamaica but has become popular throughout the Caribbean and the world. Reggae was born in the Jamaican capital, Kingston, in the early 1960s from combining  genres such as jazz, blues,and calypso.the spread of Reggae was due to three men Bob Marley,Bunny Livingston aka Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh. M’Baye, Babacar. "reggae." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 2 Nov. 2014

Economy-Jamaica suffers from disparity of wealth, and its economy relies on sugar,bauxite, and tourism.Jamaica is the world's third-leading producer of bauxite even though mining of the mineral has caused environmental concerns about the extensive acidic dust that results from its process."Jamaica." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 2 Nov. 2014.

Language-Jamaican patois is an English based creole language with West African influence is spoken primarily in Jamaica. The language developed in the 17th century, when slaves from West and Central Africa were exposed to, learn and nativized with different forms of English like vernacular and dialectal by there masters.

  • Adams, L. Emilie (1991). Understanding Jamaican Patois. Kingston: lmh.

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