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Title: The Caribbean Multilingual Dictionary of Flora Fauna and Foods in English, French, French Creole and Spanish
Written By: Jeannette Allsopp
Description:

The Caribbean Multilingual Dictionary, written in English, French, and
Spanish, with French Creole included, is intended to provide a reliable and
authentic standard reference in the areas of flora, fauna and foods. The
dictionary, which includes 2,500 entries in English, with 8,000 to 10,000
equivalents in French and Spanish, will be of significant benefit to the
entire region, especially to the education, tourist, agricultural and
commercial sectors and will promote the linguistic and cultural integration
of the territories of the Caribbean with those of Latin America.

Le Dictionnaire Multilingue de la Caraïbe, rédigé en anglais, français et
espagnol, y compris le créole, sera une référence authentique et fiable
dans les domaines de la flore, la faune et la gastronomie. Le
dictionnaire, qui comprend 2.500 entrées en anglais, avec 8.000 à 10.000
équivalences en français, créole et espagnol, profitera d'une façon
significative à la région entière, surtout aux secteurs éducatifs,
touristiques, agricoles et commerciaux, et favorisera aussi l'intégration
linguistique et culturelle des territoires de la Caraïbe à ceux de l'
Amérique Latine.

El Diccionario Multilingüe del Caribe, redactado en inglés, francés y
español, incluso el criollo francés será una referencia auténtica y
fidedigna en los campos de la flora, la fauna y la gastronomía. El
diccionario, que comprende 2.500 entradas en inglés, con aproximadamente
8.000 a 10.000 equivalentes en francés, criollo francés y español
beneficiará significativamente a la región entera, sobre todo a los
sectores educativos, turísticos, agrícolas y commerciales, y favorecerá
también la integración lingüística y cultural de los territorios del Caribe
con los de la América Latina.

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Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Arawak Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
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