Jamaica's culture is a diverse blend of customs and traditions shaped by the country's long history of colonialism, slavery and displacement. The earliest known natives of the island were the Taino people, who were displ... More »

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In Jamaica, dreadlocks began to appear after emancipation. They were a way for former slaves to rebel against the European culture that was dominant at the time. Colonists living in Jamaica referred to the former slaves'... More »

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Hierarchies dictate social life in India, with all relationships having a clear-cut hierarchy that must be respected. Arranged marriages are still common today, except among the urban middle class, and "love marriages" a... More »

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Gypsies, also called Roma or Romani people, possess a deep, rich history that includes their origin, worldwide demographics, continual persecution, vivid culture and isolation. Linguistic and genetic evidence traces west... More »

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Russian culture and customs include many conventions regarding gift giving and dining etiquette as well as business etiquette. Russian culture also has a complex system of names and titles. More »

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Misunderstandings, incorrect assumptions and the outright dismissal or denial of one culture's icons or customs by the other are most often the results when two cultures meet. The degree and the way these elements manife... More »

Brazil's national costume can be found during its annual Carnival celebration, which boasts the traditions, cultural influences and customs of the country. The costumes boast bright colors, exquisite details and reflect ... More »