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As a result of British colonial times, Belize culture has an Anglo-Saxon feel. It is more reminiscent of West Indian than of Central American culture. In parallel, there are also Spanish, Native American and Afro-Caribbean cultural traditions.

In many parts of the country, ruins of the Mayan settlements remain. One of the largest settlements is Lamanai in northern Belize, dating to 1500 BC.

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The music is mainly West Indian. The most common dance music is punta with features of soca and salsa. Andy Palacio (1960–2008) is the most famous musician. The internationally best-known Belizean writers are Zoila Ellis and Zee Edgell.

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