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CultureGrams — New Kids Country: Marshall Islands

The CultureGrams editors are excited to announce a new Kids edition country report!

Flag of the Marshall Islands via CultureGrams

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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Angie Thompson

is an Editor for CultureGrams where she oversees the Kids, States, and Provinces editions. Before joining ProQuest, she graduated from Brigham Young University with an MA in Victorian literature and a BS in Human Development. Angie has lived all over the United States as well as in England and Italy. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North Africa and now makes her home in Utah with her photographer husband and three children. Angie is an avid reader and maintains a book review website specializing in contemporary, young adult, and speculative fiction titles. She also enjoys both playing and teaching the piano and geeking out over the occasional BBC miniseries.
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