Jamaica

MLA Citation

"Rastafarian priest." Photos/Illustrations. AP Photo/ David McFadden. World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.

Language

 English is the official language of Jamaica. However, Patois a combination of English and some African languages, is spoken in rural areas and is used increasingly in urban areas. Most Jamaicans can speak or understand Patois, but it is not a written language. Jamaican speech, even in English, Is unique. Also Reggae was invented. Its a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. While sometimes used to refer to most types of popular Jamaican dance music, the term reggae more properly means a particular music style that evolved out of the earlier genres like Ska and Rocksteady.

MLA Citation

http://www.jamaicansmusic.com/learn/origins/regga...

Climate & Region

 Jamaicas climate is at mellow heat between an average of 74 and 88 degrees. With about a total annual of 32 in of persipitaion. The scenery and the weather across the island are similar. The north and west coast of Jamaica is where most of the tourists vacation. These coast have a fairly flat coastline with long sandy beaches. There are also fishing villages all around the island. In the center of Jamaica there are lush green mountains.

MLA Citation

"Jamaica." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 2 Nov. 2014.

Food

A daily life food:

A morning meal in Jamaica is called "tea" it is boiled bananas or fruit bread with salted cod, chocolate and herbs. For lunch the day is followed with a meal. It may consist of stewed or roasted beef, boiled yam or plantains, rice and peas, or rice with escoviched or fried fish if not many go to close food vendors or restaurants. One popular dessert is dasheen pudding. The nutty flavor of dasheen perfectly blends with the coconut and fruits for a tasty pudding.

http://www.everyculture.com/Ja-Ma/Jamaica.html#ixzz3HyIqKaoP

Religion

The Rastafari movement or Rasta is a new religious movement that arose in the 1930s in Jamaica. They worship a single God named "Jah" (king James, version of the bible) "Jah" is beloved to be the Holy Spirit within us. Which he makes every one equal.

Haile Selassie, Rastas claim that he is the resurrected Jesus  Christ and therefore an incarnation of Jah. They worship Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia (ruled 1930–1974), as God incarnate, the Second Advent, or the reincarnation of Jesus. They also claim that he will lead the righteous into creating a perfect world, called "Zion". Zion would be the ultimate paradise for Rastas. The future capital city of Zion is sometimes put forward as the New Jerusalem.

MLA Citation

http://www.everyculture.com/knowledge/Rastafari_movement.html#ixzz3HyeJ7VUr

Glazier, Stephen D. "Rastafari." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 2 Nov. 2014.

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