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diversity
many varieties of cultures or variety
indigenous
descibes people who are descendants of the people which first lived in a region or native to teh region
injustice
lack of fairness
maquiladora
a US-owned factory in Mexico that is located close to the US-Mexico border
emigrate
the act of moving into another country; move out of one country into another
immigrant
a person that moves from one country to another; a person who moves to a new country in order to settle there
Mexico City
the capital and largest city in Mexico; one of the largest urban areas in the world
Spanish
the main language of the people of Mexico and Central America
Belize
English-speaking country in Central America
Countries in Central America
Panama, El Savador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica
Roman Catholic
the main religion of the people of Mexico and Central America
reasons why rural people are moving to the cities
rapid population growth, search for jobs and better schools
ethnic group
a group of people who share similar beliefs, religion, language, race, or cultural traditions; or share the same ancestors, culture, language, or religion
Carnival
an annual celebration in Latin America with music, dances, and parades held just before Lent
Jamaica
an island country in the Caribbean Sea
Cuba
an island country, the largest of the Caribbean islands
Hispaniola
an island in the Caribbean Sea that contains 2 countries and 2 cultures, divided between Haiti in the west and the Dominican Republic in the east
Trinidad and Tobago
republic of the West Indies where the biggest Carnival is held
West Indies
another name for the Caribbean Islands
Ciboney
first inhabitants, native americans or the first people to live in the Caribbean Islands
Arawaks and Caribs
South American groups that were early inhabitants of the Caribbean after the Ciboney
calypso
a form of song that uses humor in its lyrics
bammy
a bread made from the cassava plant like the Arawaks made
groups that came to the Caribbean
colonists, slaves and immigrants
Caribbean sports
baseball, soccer, track and field, cricket and dominoes
Caribbean culture
play music, dance and tell stories and is known for its liveliness
culture
the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group