Belize

Belize

by Leslie Jermyn, Jui Lin Yong

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608704521
Publisher: Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: Cultures of the World 22 Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction3
Geography7
Physical environment
Climate and seasons
Nature's paradise
A country with two capital cities
History19
The Mayan Civilization and before
The Europeans
Independence at last
Conflict with Guatemala
Government29
Structures of government
Military and police
Political parties
Current politics and new leaders
Economy39
Forestry and agriculture
Fishing
A service economy
Informal and illegal economies
Trade
Transportation and energy
Belizeans51
Creoles
Mestizos
Mayan Indians
Garifuna
East Indians
Mennonites
"Anything Goes"
Famous Belizeans
Lifestyle63
Islanders
Families and children
Women
Leaving Belize
Rural versus urban living
Education
Health
Housing
Religion75
Christianity
Rastafarianism
Garifuna beliefs
Folk beliefs and legends
Language83
Creole English
Belizean Spanish
Other languages
Linguistic Changes
Verbal skills
Arts91
Cultural influences
Literary arts
Visual arts
Music
Crafts
Leisure99
The history of leisure in Belize
Pre-television entertainment
Radio and television
Internet
Sports, games, and fads
Festivals107
Civic holidays
Agricultural fairs and sports events
Local fairs
Carnaval
Baron Bliss Day
Easter
The Cashew Festival
National Day
Garifuna Settlement Day
Caribbean Christmas
Food117
Basic Food
Variety
Seasoning
Beverages
Map of Belize122
Quick Notes124
Glossary125
Bibliography126
Index126

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