World Wide Wednesdays is here!!!
As mentioned in last week’s post, beginning today, every Wednesday I will share about a different country/nationality or culture through friends we know, people we meet, restaurants we visit, and more. I am thrilled to finally start!
Do you recognize this flag?
If not, I am super excited to introduce you to our friend Sophia, from Jamaica.
What is your nationality/country of origin?
My nationality is Jamaican.
What is the primary language(s) spoken in your country/region?
The national language spoken is English.
A popular greeting is “Whaaa gwaaaan” which means “How are you doing?”
What 3 things do you want/wish people knew about your country or culture?
What I wish people knew about my country/culture is
1. All Jamaicans do not smoke marijuana.
2. Jamaica is not in Africa, we are located in the Caribbean.
3. Our national language is English, but most Jamaicans speak the Jamaican dialect called Patois.
How can people pray for your country of origin?
There is an economic crisis and many Jamaicans are living below the poverty line. The politics of the country help to perpetuate the cycle of poverty, crime and inequity. Pray also for a drastic reduction in crime and violence.
There is so much more to know about the people of Jamaica, and the beautiful country in general. But, these posts are only designed to whet your appetite, so go learn, explore, celebrate and share…
What say you?