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Jamaican- Intriguing Names of Places across the Island

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Jamaica is known worldwide for it's outstanding athletes, original music, creative language, beautiful beaches, exotic birds, and palate-tingling food,  just to name a few. However very little is known in Jamaica, the Diaspora or worldwide, about the history at the heart of the Island's  racial diversity.

This diversity, which started under the Spanish, and dramatically escalated under British Occupation, contributed to the uniqueness of Jamaica's people,food, music, art, and customs. "Out of Many, One People' It is also reflected in the intriguing names of places punctuating the countryside. In our effort to enlighten and preserve, please visit Backyardlabrish: 8:00Pm Thursday 9/27/12 as we revisit interesting details of some of these names,  ranging from traditional and whimsical to the native 'patwa' (Patois).

We invite you to come by: 8:00PM Thur: 9/27/12 as we continue to: Celebrate, Enlighten & Preserve the rich diverse culture of Jamaica; "Land We Love".

 

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