THE ISLANDS OF THE CARIBBEAN
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Answer the following questions.
1.Who is the european who is said to have discovered the West-Indies ?
2.When did he arrive in the West-Indies ?
3.Who were the main european nations which colonized the West-Indies ?
4.Why disd the colonist bring the Africans to the West-Indies ?
5.What climate do you have in the West-Indies ?
6.What are the main crops ?
7.How were the small islands created ?
8.What is the peculiarity of the Caribbean ?
WHAT YOU HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND
Columbus discovered the Caribbean in 1492 but people have been living there for centuries.
The Spanish were the first colonists, then came the English, the French and the people from the Netherlands.
The islands separate the Caribbean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean.
The colonists brought Africans to work as slaves in the fields (tobacco and coffee plantations.
Each island has its own character but share the same physical features : tropical climate, hurricanes, crops like bananas, sugar canes,
Tourism is the major industry in the Caribbean
The larger Antilles are Cuba, Puerto-Rico, Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti)
Some islands were formed by volcanic eruptions.
You find a diversity of ethnic background in the Caribbean.
THE CAPITAL CITIES OF THE ANGLOPHONE WEST-INDIES
What is the capital city of Jamaica, Anguilla, St Kitts Nevis, Montserrat, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Guyana and Belize?
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