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- Jamaican adjective, noun
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- Ja·maiˈcan adjective & n.
Jamaica - Cultural Definition
- It was the leading world sugar producer in the eighteenth century, when a large slave population grew up around sugar plantations.
- A British colony from 1865 to 1962, Jamaica then became completely independent.
- The country has a high level of poverty.
- Tourism is a major industry.