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Bermudians

 

inhabitants of the Bermuda Islands (a colony of Great Britain in the Atlantic Ocean). As of 1966 the population was 50,000. Approximately 60 percent are Negroes, whose ancestors were brought from Africa by British colonizers from the 17th century through the beginning of the 19th century. The remainder are British and American. The official language is English. The majority of religious believers are either Anglicans or Methodists; the Negroes for the most part belong to a special Methodist-Episcopalian Church. The principal economic activity of Bermudians is serving the tourists who come to the Bermuda Islands. Bermudians grow bananas, citrus fruits, and potatoes and other vegetables, as well as flowers, which are exported to the USA.

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Narody Ameriki, vol. 2. Moscow, 1959.
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Named for an accidental shipwreck that occurred in waters nearby, it has gained a mythical association with the historic Bermudian practice of "wrecking"--that is, of "salvaging" anything of value from vessels either sunken or immobilized on the reefs surrounding our island.
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True democracy came late to the black Bermudian majority - there was segregation in hotels, restaurants and cinemas until 1959 - but now there is a black-based Progressive Labour Party government and Britain's only toehold on the island is a say in its defence and foreign policy.
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The largest Bermudian slaveholder in 1663 owned only seventeen slaves.
Despite their proper British history, Bermudians, like their climate, are warm and inviting.
I can speaK on behalf of every Bermudian when I say we are proud our local hero has achieved what he has and we wish him every success with the club.
This Bermudian initiative was designed to provide employment for able-bodied men and women who are out of work.
The time has come for Bermudians to become part and parcel of any and every industry that thrives in Bermuda," he says.
An exciting extension of NCL's Freestyle Dining program which will allow passengers to choose not just any one of the 10 restaurants onboard the two NCL ships but any of a selection shore side of 30 to 50 of Bermuda's top restaurants; -- A full-time Bermuda concierge on each ship; guests can learn from these local Bermudians about the cultural heritage and historical richness of the island on board through one-on-one sessions, lectures and seminars; the Bermuda concierges will also assist with shore side restaurant reservations and with the most up to date information available to maximize the enjoyment of NCL's guests during their stay on the island.
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