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BITS OF CULTURE - Guadeloupe
 
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Diet
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Languages

Official language:
French

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Cultural Values

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Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
 
Health Care Values

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Diet
  • Fresh seafood is served very often. Other specialties include shellfish, smoked fish, stuffed land crabs, stewed conch, and curry dishes.

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Interesting Facts
  • In 1493, explorer Christopher Columbus "discovered" pineapple on the West Indies island of Guadeloupe.
  • There are no mosquitoes in Guadeloupe.
  • In the US, making a circle with the thumb and index finger means "OK". Here, it can be taken as an insult. It means "worthless". A raised thumb gesture (one thumb up) will work better and avoid misunderstandings.

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