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BITS OF CULTURE - Jordan
 
Languages
Map
Cultural Values
Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
Health Care Values
Diet
Interesting Facts
 

Languages

Official language:
Arabic

Other Languages:
English

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Cultural Values
  • Family is the core of society.
  • Extended family share a close relationship and often live nearby.
  • Elders are respected and cared for by their children.
  • Parents play a significant role in arranging marriages


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Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
 
Health Care Values

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Diet
  • National dish is mansaf, a large tray of rice with chunks of stewed lamb and jameed, a yogurt sauce.
  • Traditionally, the right hand is used for eating.

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Interesting Facts

  • Visitors should avoid excessive admiration for any item in a home, as the host will feel obliged to offer it to demonstrate their generosity .
  • If asked to stay for a meal it is usually polite to decline three times before accepting
  • Excessive praise of children should be avoided, it’s believed to be bad luck.