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Latin American Culture

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Linda Garcia

on 16 January 2013

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Music, Dance, Entertainment Latin American Influence in the United States
Linda Garcia
5th period What is culture? Culture is the total of your knowledge, attitude and behavior shared by a certain group of people and generation. Factors of culture: 1.) Language
2.) Religion
3.) Food
4.) Holiday
5.) Housing
6.) Family Structure
7.) Education
8.) Political Structure
9.) Creative Expression
10.) Clothing
11.) Customs/gestures/ Habits What is Cultural Diffusion? Cultural Diffusion is the spreading and acceptance of culture, culture traits, or a cultural pattern from a central point. Examples of Latin American Cultural Diffusion Language: like words such as "Jalapeno", "animal", "color", and "hospital".

Foods such as enchiladas, tacos, and hot chocolate. Types of Latin American Foods Enchiladas
Pan Dulce
Chiles Rellenos
Chocolate Caliente
Frijoles Machucados
Quesadillas Important People Simon Bolivar (1783-1830)- "The George Washington of South America" led the way to freedom for millions of South Americans. Augusto Pinochet (1915-2006)- Chiles dictator between 1974-1990. Pinochet was one of the leading figures in Operation Condor, and effort to intimidate and muder leftist opposition leaders. Fidel Castro (1926-present)- is a Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who was Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008. Famous Latin Artist include:
Selena Quintanilla
Jennifer Lopez
Carlos Santana
Richi Valen Music Dance There are different moves for different types of songs. Some of the more popular types are:
Merengue Architecture Latin American architecture, history of architecture in Mesoamerica, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean beginning after contact with the Spanish and Portuguese in 1492 and 1500, respectively, and continuing to the present.

For centuries before about 1500, indigenous American peoples had civilizations with unique architectural traditions; for these traditions, which continue to the present day, After about 1500, these traditions often became intertwined with those of Europe and North America; for these European and North American histories. Language South American Indian languages, group of languages that once covered and today still partially cover all of South America, the Antilles, and Central America to the south of a line from the Gulf of Honduras to the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. Estimates of the number of speakers in that area in pre-Columbian times vary from 10,000,000 to 20,000,000. In the early 1980s there were approximately 15,900,000, more than three-fourths of them in the central Andean areas. Language lists include around 1,500 languages, and figures over 2,000 have been suggested. For the most part, the larger estimate refers to tribal units whose linguistic differentiation cannot be determined. Because of extinct tribes with unrecorded languages, the number of languages formerly spoken is impossible to assess. Only between 550 and 600 languages (about 120 now extinct) are attested by linguistic materials. Fragmentary knowledge hinders the distinction between language and dialect and thus renders the number of languages indeterminate. Football or soccer is the most popular sport in Latin America. Famous Latin American sports personalities include Pele, Diego Maradona, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Alex Cueto. Many top players in the Major League Baseball also have come from Latin American countries. Baseball is very popular in the Caribbean basin and other Latin American countries with heavy American influence, such as in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cuba, Nicaragua and Panama. Sports Which has been greater: Latin American influence in America or American influence in Latin American I believe that Latin American influence as in America has been greater because the hispanic population has increased in America while Latin America doesn't have many Americans living there. Therefore it is easier to Latin Americans to influence Americans. Customs Piñata: A decorated container filled with candy and toys is suspended in the air to be broken by blindfolded kids with sticks. Piñata's are used as part of Christmas and birthday celebrations in certain Latin-American countries. Quinceañera: The Quinceañera is the Latina coming-of-age celebration on a girl's 15th birthday. The word "quinceañera" comes from the Spanish words "quince" for 15 and "años" for years. Cinco de Mayo is a proud day for Mexicans who celebrate the victory over the French at the battle of Pueblo on May 5, 1862. The French army was better armed and three times larger but the Mexican army still defeated them. http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/Portals/67369/images/latin-america-english-teaching-jobs-map.gif
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