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Old 10-03-2018, 10:24 AM
 
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What are some distinctive regions in the Hispanic Caribbean countries and what are their differences?

Me being a Puerto Rican, born in Puerto Rico, raised in New York, and now living in Dominican Republic. I can tell you some differences.

Puerto Rico
1. San Juan metro- most exposed to other cultures, specifically mainland American and other Latino/Caribbean cultures, with sizeable number of immigrants. Very urban.

2. East coast of PR- this area makes a inverted-C shape from Loiza to Guayama, and includes the islands of Culebra and Vieques. Most African influenced part of Puerto Rico, especially Loiza and surrounding areas like Canovanas and Rio Grande. Drum based music like Bomba and Plena, and religions like Santeria are more popular here than anywhere else on the island.

3. Central Mountains- Rural and in some parts very white. Have heavy Canarian influence. The "Jibaro" figure has roots in this region.

4. Westcoast- specifically Rincon area, is popular with white American tourists and expats.

Not sure of anything significantly unique about the South/Ponce area and the North/Arecibo area.


Dominican Republic
1. Santo Domingo metro- Very urban. The heart of the country in every way shape n form

2. Cibao- a river valley filled with cities, most notably Santiago. The part of DR that is dominated by lighter skinned Dominicans (light mulattos and some whites).

North coast- has many cities like Puerto Plata and Nagua.

Eastern DR- rural in the interior. On the coast there are many resort towns, and cities like La Romana and San Pedro. Dominated by darker Dominicans (darker mulattos and some blacks).

Southwest- rural and not much people


Not too sure about Cuba... fill me in

And do y'all agree with PR and DR?
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Old 10-03-2018, 11:58 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Rican_in_DR View Post
What are some distinctive regions in the Hispanic Caribbean countries and what are their differences?

Me being a Puerto Rican, born in Puerto Rico, raised in New York, and now living in Dominican Republic. I can tell you some differences.

Puerto Rico
1. San Juan metro- most exposed to other cultures, specifically mainland American and other Latino/Caribbean cultures, with sizeable number of immigrants. Very urban.

2. East coast of PR- this area makes a inverted-C shape from Loiza to Guayama, and includes the islands of Culebra and Vieques. Most African influenced part of Puerto Rico, especially Loiza and surrounding areas like Canovanas and Rio Grande. Drum based music like Bomba and Plena, and religions like Santeria are more popular here than anywhere else on the island.

3. Central Mountains- Rural and in some parts very white. Have heavy Canarian influence. The "Jibaro" figure has roots in this region.

4. Westcoast- specifically Rincon area, is popular with white American tourists and expats.

Not sure of anything significantly unique about the South/Ponce area and the North/Arecibo area.


Dominican Republic
1. Santo Domingo metro- Very urban. The heart of the country in every way shape n form

2. Cibao- a river valley filled with cities, most notably Santiago. The part of DR that is dominated by lighter skinned Dominicans (light mulattos and some whites).

North coast- has many cities like Puerto Plata and Nagua.

Eastern DR- rural in the interior. On the coast there are many resort towns, and cities like La Romana and San Pedro. Dominated by darker Dominicans (darker mulattos and some blacks).

Southwest- rural and not much people


Not too sure about Cuba... fill me in

And do y'all agree with PR and DR?
Western Cuba is similar to the Central Mountains of Puerto Rico while Eastern Cuba is similar to the Southern DR.

Havana is similar to San Juan...sort of.
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:51 PM
 
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Old 10-04-2018, 04:44 PM
 
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The South Bronx is another distinctive region.

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What are some distinctive regions in the Hispanic Caribbean countries and what are their differences?

Me being a Puerto Rican, born in Puerto Rico, raised in New York, and now living in Dominican Republic. I can tell you some differences.

Puerto Rico
1. San Juan metro- most exposed to other cultures, specifically mainland American and other Latino/Caribbean cultures, with sizeable number of immigrants. Very urban.

2. East coast of PR- this area makes a inverted-C shape from Loiza to Guayama, and includes the islands of Culebra and Vieques. Most African influenced part of Puerto Rico, especially Loiza and surrounding areas like Canovanas and Rio Grande. Drum based music like Bomba and Plena, and religions like Santeria are more popular here than anywhere else on the island.

3. Central Mountains- Rural and in some parts very white. Have heavy Canarian influence. The "Jibaro" figure has roots in this region.

4. Westcoast- specifically Rincon area, is popular with white American tourists and expats.

Not sure of anything significantly unique about the South/Ponce area and the North/Arecibo area.


Dominican Republic
1. Santo Domingo metro- Very urban. The heart of the country in every way shape n form

2. Cibao- a river valley filled with cities, most notably Santiago. The part of DR that is dominated by lighter skinned Dominicans (light mulattos and some whites).

North coast- has many cities like Puerto Plata and Nagua.

Eastern DR- rural in the interior. On the coast there are many resort towns, and cities like La Romana and San Pedro. Dominated by darker Dominicans (darker mulattos and some blacks).

Southwest- rural and not much people


Not too sure about Cuba... fill me in

And do y'all agree with PR and DR?
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:17 PM
 
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The South Bronx is another distinctive region.

Well then, so is Miami, Orlando, North Philly, and parts of Upper Manhattan and Boston
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