It’s September and MBB is celebrating all things Belizean throughout the independence month! Come along with us as we celebrate our beautiful nation through its rich flavors, music, destinations, our people, and even some fun facts!

It’s all about Belize and we’re loving every minute of it, we hope you do too!

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Hip Hip Hooray It’s Time for the Fun Fact of The Day

Did you know that Belize is the only country in Central America whose official language is English?
Si, it’s true. Unlike many of our Central American neighbours, our primary language is English. However that doesn’t mean that you won’t hear plenty of native languages and dialects as well.

Among english other languages prevalent are Spanish, Kriol (dialect), Garifuna, and various Maya dialects . As our country progresses more and more have begun to call Belize their home.  Therefor you can also hear a bit of German, Arabic, and Taiwanese as well.

We truly are many faces, many colors, ONE people!

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Saying “Good Morning” can sound like any of the following:
English: Good Morning
Kriol: Good Mawnin
Spanish: Buenos Dias
Garifuna: Buiti Binafi
Yucatec Maya: Ma’lob Ja’atskab K’iin
German: Guten Morgen

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About the Author: Tamara Sniffin

I’m a sucker for a fuzzy face, a feathered face, a face with fins or even one with scales! I am in love with the creatures and the flora that are synonymous with Belize and every opportunity I have to learn more about them and explore their wild habitats I am there! I’m the happiest when I’m snorkeling the reef and swimming with turtles, however my passion is not just limited to critters! Laced throughout this compact jungle gem of a country live the Kriol, Maya, Garifuna, Mestizo and Spanish people, and experiencing each culture, especially their celebrations is one of my favorite pastimes.


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