Essay about Assignment 4 Anthropology

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“A Language, Not Quite Spanish, With African Echoes”

1. In which region and in what country is San Basilio located? What is the language of the linguistic minority in this region? What are the cultural advantages of being in this linguistic minority?

Answer: San Basilio is located in the Caribbean region of Columbia. The language spoken is Palenquero. The cultural advantages of being in this linguistic minority are that they are closer knit with everyone in the community. Everyone within the community speaks the same language and will always be able to understand everyone else.

2. What are the cultural disadvantages of being in this linguistic minority and speaking the minority's language?

Answer: A cultural disadvantage is what
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Are there any cultural disadvantages of speaking the majority language? If so, describe them. If not, why not?

Answer: Most people if not all speak Palenquero in this country. Cultural advantages of speaking this language are that they are able to communicate with all residents of San Basilio. Unfortunately, they also face disadvantages such as jobs. Being that they are typically the only ones who speak this language, getting jobs aren’t easy. Not only do they not have enough for everyone to gain within the community so not they must look elsewhere outside of the community. They are discriminated because of the language they speak when trying to get a job outside of San Basilio.

5. What tangible cultural evidence might support the social disadvantages of the lived experience of being in the majority group? And the minority group?

Answer: Cultural evidence that might support the social disadvantages of the lived experience of being in the majority group is that they may not be enough jobs to go around, conflict in interest may come easy, and they aren’t able to effectively communicate with others. For minority groups there’s more of a chance that they will be looked down on just for being within a minority group. Also, newer generation that may not speak the native language will be separated in order to get a better life/job.

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