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  1. Jamaica A Look at Jamaican Culture

  2. Money, Money! • About $60 Jamaican dollars is equivalent to $1 American dollar.

  3. Traditional Clothing • Bright colors and loose fitting • Women: long skirts, blouses, and scarves • Men: trousers and shirts

  4. Traditional Food • Ackee and Saltfish • Jerk Chicken • Oxtail stew • Rice and peas • Cabbage • Plantains • Corned Beef

  5. Language • English is the main language spoken in Jamaica. • Patois (pat-wah) is the name of the dialect spoken.

  6. Jamaican Art

  7. Traditional Musical Instruments • Calabash • Drums • Flute • Harps • Trumpet • Jenkoving

  8. Landforms

  9. Population of Jamaica • Total Population: 2,804,332 • Men: 1,205,398 • Women: 1,598,934

  10. Exports • Apparel • Sugar • Bananas • Coffee • Citrus • Cocoa

  11. Imports • Construction materials • Electrical Equipment • Food • Fuel • Machinery and transportation equipment

  12. Traditions • Reggae Sumfest • The Ocho Rios Jazz festival • Jamaica Carnival