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Spanish Presentation - Nicaragua

A presentation about the country of Nicaragua.
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Adith Radityo

on 14 October 2010

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Nicaragua A presentation by:
Adith Radityo,
Nicole Lucchesi,
& Kaitlin Surrett Currency:
The Cordoba It has the shape of an equal triangle
The triangle stands for EQUALITY
The rainbow signifies PEACE.
The phrygian cap symbolizes FREEDOM
The five volcanoes represent the UNION and the FRATERNITY between the five Central American countries. The Nicaraguan flag has three horizontal bands with the national coat of arms centered in the white band. The white band represents the territory of Nicaragua as well as its pureness.

The two blue bands signify the two oceans that border Nicaragua.

The coat of arms features a triangle encircled by the words REPUBLICA DE NICARAGUA on the top and AMERICA CENTRAL on the bottom. It is based on the flag of the United States of Central America Nicaraguan Sign Language has been of particular interest to linguists as the world's youngest language. Weather The climate in Nicaragua differs according to region, so the best time to go varies.

The climate is tropical for most of the country.The dry season is from December to May, and the rainy season is from June to November.

On the Pacific side the rainy season runs from May to November. Summer and the dry season, is November to April, with the busiest time being from December to March.

The climate on the Atlantic side can be very temperamental and can often be rainy. La Purísima is the most important holiday in Nicaragua. This is a week-long celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception held around December 8. Elaborate altars to the Virgin Mary are built and decorated in homes and workplaces. People, especially children, go from altar to altar singing songs and reciting prayers.

The posadas are held on nine consecutive nights, ending on Christmas Eve (December 24). They are celebrated with nightly caroling processions commemorating the Holy Family's wanderings in search of shelter in Bethlehem. Holy Week (Easter) processions are common as well. The capital city, Managua, holds a fiesta (celebration) in honor of St. Dominic, the city's patron saint, in early August. Masaya has a feast to St. Jerome on September 30, complete with Indian dancers in costume. It also has a religious pilgrimage (journey) on March 16 to bless the waters of Lake Masaya.

Secular (nonreligious) holidays include Independence Day, September 15, commemorating the 1821 Central American declaration of independence from Spain; and Liberation Day, July 19, marking the 1979 overthrow of the government.

Luis Enrique (1962), salsa singer and music composer. J Smooth,
bilingual Hip Hop and Reggae ton singer. José Areas, percussionist,
former drummer for Santana. ¡Vamos a empezar!
(Lets Start!) Nature The Arts Capital: Managua

Population:
5.67 million people
(as of 2008)

Type of Government:

Nicaragua is a constitutional democracy with executive, legislative, judicial, and electoral branches of government.

Who is the president?
José Daniel Ortega Saavedra The Nicaraguan Flag Animals & Plants English name: Turquoise-browed Motmot
Spanish name: Guardabarranco Común
Latin name: Eumomota superciliosa

Nicaragua's national bird is the motmot. This brightly colored bird can be easily recognized by its long, light blue tail. Motmots eat mostly insects, and they, oddly, dig a hole to lay their eggs. They can be seen in forests throughout Nicaragua, mostly in the southwest of the country.

His habitat is not limited by city boundaries, as this bird can even be seen in Nicaragua's capital city, Managua.

Nicaragua's national flower is caleld the Sacuanjoche.

The flower actually grows on a tree, the Plumeria alba or Frangipani; a conical type of tree that flowers around May.

The local name, Sacuanjoche, is derived from the Náhuatl language. The flower appears on the rarely used 1, 5, 10, and 25 cent banknotes. National Bird National Plant A Nicaguan Mountain National Holidays Statistics National Languages The official language of Nicaragua is Spanish; however, Nicaraguans on the Caribbean coast speak indigenous languages and also English. The communities located on the Caribbean coast also have access to education in their native languages.

Spanish, or Nicañol as Nicaraguan Spanish is sometimes referred to, is spoken by 90% of the country's population. In Nicaragua the Voseo form is common, just as in other countries in Central and South America such as Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, coastal parts of Colombia, Honduras or Paraguay. Spanish has many different dialects spoken throughout Latin America, Central American Spanish is the dialect spoken in Nicaragua. Miskito
Miskito is a Misumalpan language spoken by the Miskito people in northeastern Nicaragua along the Caribbean coast, especially in the North Atlantic Autonomous Region. The Miskito language is the most widely spoken indigenous language in Nicaragua; this is because the Miskito people also hold the highest population of Indigenous people in the country.


Sumo
Sumo (also known as Sumu) is a Misumalpan language spoken in Nicaragua by the Sumo People. There is wide dialectal variation, and sometimes the major dialects may be listed as separate languages.


Rama
Rama is one of the indigenous languages of the Chibchan family spoken by the Rama people on the island of Rama Cay and south of Lake Bluefields on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. The Rama language is severely endangered. Their language was described as "dying quickly for lack of use" as early as the 1860s. By 1980, the Rama were noted as having "all but lost their original ethnic language", and had become speakers of a form of Indigenous Languages Extinct Languages Nicaragua has a total of 3 extinct languages. Minority Languages
Nicaragua has many minority groups. Many ethnic groups in Nicaragua, such as the Chinese Nicaraguans and Palestinian Nicaraguans, have maintained their ancestral languages while also speaking Spanish and/or English. Minority languages include Chinese, Arabic, German, and Italian among other. Famous Musicians Popular Dances:
Salsa
Cha-cha
Rumba
Merengue
Samba
Flamenco
Bachata
Mambo
Tango Music & Dancing Popular Music:
Bachata
Latin Pop
Palo De Mayo
Cumbia Famous Artist His art has been exhibited in many places including Italo-Latin American Institute in Rome, at Galleria Magenta 52 in Milan, the 49th edition Venice Biennale, and the 10th Quadriennale in Rome. Misterio de la laguna Hugo Palma-Ibarra
(June 11, 1942) Simbiosis The Cordoba is divided into 100 Centavos Sacuanjoche The End.
Gracias ver nuestra presentación. (Thank you watching our presentation.)
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