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Is Jamaica In Africa

SORREL In Jamaica its a wonderful drink for the Christmas Season In India, Africa and Mexico it's used as a diuretic, to lower blood pressure and to stimulate the production of bile by the liver. In some parts of Africa the red calyx is used to relieve coughs, while the leaves are made into a poultice to relieve boils and abscesses. In Guinea it is used as a diuretic and sedative. In parts of Asia it is used as a tonic for weakness in the body .


barringtonsmiles: Kumina is described as one of...

barringtonsmiles:Kumina is described as one of the most African religious expressions in Jamaica. Standing the test of time, Kumina has managed to survive the influences of Western culture. The language and the dances of Kumina are so undiluted that they can be traced back to tribes in the Congo in Africa.The influences that shaped Kumina landed in the 1850s with the arrival of African indentured immigrants from the Congo region of Central Africa during the immediate post-emancipation…

Rastafari is a young, Africa-centred religion which developed in Jamaica in the 1930s, following the coronation of Haile Selassie I as King of Ethiopia in 1930. Rastafarians believe Haile Selassie is God, and that he will return to Africa members of the black community who are living in exile as the result of colonisation and the slave trade.


Callaloo (sometimes calaloo or kallaloo ) is a popular Caribbean dish originated from West Africa served in different variants in acro...

Cassava Is the UNIVERSAL food that unites all of Africa with Africans in the diasporas. In the West Indies, Guyana, Jamaica right down to Mwuanenguba, the cassava is the staple of the Black Race, thus the name KASSAV. It is a FRUIT of the African soil.


Rastafarian is a religious movement that emerged in Jamaica in the mid- 20 between the working class and black farmers, calling for the repatriation of the same to his ancestral home : Ethiopia - Africa. This movement proclaims Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia , as the earthly representation of Jah (God).


Language: In the video above, we hear Jamaica's language Jamaican Patois (Patwah), or “Creole". Jamaican Patois is similar to English from the deep south which has a French influence. Jamaican Patois developed in the 1700s between the English and French ruling of Jamaica, but it originated from West Africa. Currently, there are 3.2 million speakers in Jamaica. Some words we took from Jamaican Patois are Barbecue, Cannibal, Canoe, and Tobacco.

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Africa: Where black is not really beautiful

Africa: Where black is not really beautiful South Africa is marketed to the world as Mandela's rainbow nation, where everyone is proud of their race and heritage. But for some black South Africans there is such a thing as being too black. A recent study by the University of Cape Town suggests that one woman in three in South Africa bleaches her skin. The reasons for this are as varied as the cultures in this country but most people say they use skin-lighteners because they want "white…


Cerasee, the one and only Jamaican bush tea feared by everyone because of its degree of bitterness, is believed to be a blood cleanser. Cerasee is native to Africa, the Middle East and the Mediterranean area. It was introduced to Brazil by African slaves and from there cerasee spread to the rest of Latin America and the West Indies. Today cerassee is a staple in Jamaica where it grows wild.


I've noticed this going around as a fail, and just wanted to clear this up. Bob Marley and Peter Tosh were both born in Jamaica, not Africa. BUT, they both lived with Rastafari beliefs. Part of these beliefs stated that when you died, you returned to the homeland, known as Zion, or, more commonly Africa.