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Things to know about Jamaica:
Situated in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 4,240 sq mi in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean (after Cuba and Hispaniola). Interior mountains and plateaus cover much of Jamaica’s length, and nearly half of the island’s surface is more than 1,000 feet above sea level. The most rugged topography and highest elevations are in the east, where the Blue Mountains rise to 7,402 feet the island’s highest point. Jamaica has a lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches.
The official language is Jamaican English. The popularity of Jamaican Creole (Patois) around the world has led many people to believe that Jamaicans only speak a “Jamaican” language but the official language of Jamaica is actually Jamaican Standard English, a variety of British Standard English spoken by the colonizers. The Creole (Patois or Patwa) spoken in Jamaica is a mixture of African dialects and British Standard English. Locals tend to use Jamaican Creole more often than English.
The island’s motto is “Out of Many, One People”, an ode to Jamaica’s multi-racial and multi-cultural history.
Jamaica has many tasty dishes but when visiting Jamaica, and you're looking for the national dish, you must ask to try Ackee and Saltfish which is primarily served for breakfast. Ackee is a fruit which is actually native to West Africa and is a part of the Sapindaceae soapberry family.
Music & Culture:
Jamaica is famed as the birthplace of reggae music and its capital Kingston is home to the Bob Marley Museum. The two most popular genres of music in Jamaica, reggae and dancehall were created by locals. In the 1960s, reggae evolved out of ska, rocksteady and traditional mento folk music. Dancehall, a more hardcore, vibrant and aggressive genre of music, originated later in the 1980s. Today, these two genres are among the most popular musical styles in the world.
Key Historical Facts to Know:
The Spaniards first settled in Jamaica in 1494 in search of gold. Jamaica was captured by England in 1655 from the Spaniards and under British rule, it became one of the leading exporters of sugar. Slaves in Jamaica were fully emancipated in 1838, but the island gained independence from Britain on August 6, 1962, becoming the first English-speaking Caribbean island to do so.
The indigenous people that first inhabited Jamaica were the Tainos. They called the island Xaymaca, an Arawakan word which means “the land of wood and water” or “land of springs”. When the English captured Jamaica from the Spanish in 1655, they renamed the island Jamaica.
Jamaica is the fourth largest Caribbean island, following Cuba, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. Being in this group of islands in the Greater Antilles makes Jamaica the largest English-speaking island in the Caribbean.
Although the island’s ethnic make-up is predominately of African descent, Jamaica is a culturally diverse country. The population of approximately 2.7 million people is made up of African, European, East Indian and Chinese heritage.
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