CultureGrams — New Kids Country: Marshall Islands
The CultureGrams editors are excited to announce a new Kids edition country report!
The new Marshall Islands report includes detailed information on the history, culture, language, food, and daily life of this country.
Here are some interesting Did You Knows about the Marshall Islands:
- The average elevation of each island is just 7 feet (2 meters) above sea level.
- Marshallese society is traditionally matrilineal (based on the mother’s family line), and land is passed down from one generation to the next through the mother’s line.
- Elugelab is an extinct island that was used as a hydrogen bomb test site by the United States military and was blown up in 1954. The blast left behind a crater more than a mile wide and 165 feet (50 meters) deep.
- Similar to the Hawaiian word aloha, the Marshallese word yokwe means “hello,” “good-bye,” and “love.”
Read about the the Marshallese culture of sharing and caring for one another, life as a kid, and favorite sports, all in this colorful new report.
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