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Transcript of Paraguay
Bori Bori is a traditional Paraguayan soup. It has cornmeal dumplings that is in a broth. Also there are added meats and vegetables to the soup.
Chipa is a bread or roll that is crunchy on the outside and soft and spongy on the inside. It is made with maize, cheese, eggs and is traditionally made with yucca starch.
Mbaipy he-é is a popular semisweet corn dessert that is thick and creamy. It is also known as a sweet polenta. It is made with corn, milk, and molasses.
Paraguay's flag was inspired by France's flag. France's flag was a symbol of liberty for most of South American countries in the 19th century. The red, white, and blue stripes have been around for Paraguay since 1811 (when Paraguay gained its independence from Spain). The coat of arms was added in 1821 in addition to the "Star of May", which is a symbol for freedom. On the back side of the flag they have the treasury seal, which displays a golden lion and their motto "Paz y Justicia" which means peace and justice in English. This flag has been used since 1821, but was not official until 1842.
Nandutí is a paraguayan lace. Nanduti means "white web" in Guarani that is why it is was called nanduti because it looks like a spider web. It was used for lace clothing, tablecloths, curtains, and etc. It is made by a home loom or hand stitched.
Itá is a traditional pottery that is a good luck charm. Itá means "pottery" in Guarani. These charms give certain luck like business, love, and etc.
Holiday: Chaco Armistice
Chaco Armistice is a day where the streets of Paraguay are filled with parades. It is also called Chaco Peace Day. Paraguay celebrates Chaco Armistice in honor of the soldiers who fought for Paraguay and for the conquest of the Chaco Boreal (region).
There was a war between Paraguay and Bolivia over Chaco Boreal. Chaco Boreal was the border between Bolivia and Paraguay. It was a swampy area and oil companies (from Bolivia) thought there was oil in that region. In result Bolivia started taking control of Paraguay's side of Chaco Boreal. Paraguay started getting mad at Bolivia around 1928 and was soon at war by 1932.
The Bolivian army had no chance against the guerrilla warfare (of Paraguayans). During the war Paraguay cut off Bolivia's water supply which weakened Bolivia's population. More than 100,000 men soldiers were killed during the war. Most had died from disease rather than actual war itself. The Chaco War had officially ended on June 12th of 1935. A peace treaty was signed in 1938 which left Paraguay with 3/4 of the Chaco Boreal region. The new and most recent border was made April 27th of 2009.
Aho-poi are hand-made or hand woven cloths or clothes made from linen cloth. It is typically embroidered with colored stitches however is traditionally white stitching. These clothes or cloths can be shirts, blouses, tablecloth, and more.
In Paraguay there is more than one official language in the country. This language is called Guarani. This is a commonly used language in Paraguay, in fact 90% of Paraguayans speak this language, although Guarani is spoken commonly in rural areas of Paraguay. Guarani came from an indigenous group of people, during the 1600 when the Spaniards enslaved and forced the indigenous people to work for them. Soon after the Spaniards let the people go, the Guarani people spread throughout Paraguay bringing the language with them. However, when a Paraguayan leader concealed the boarders of Paraguay in 1840, the language was concealed from spreading throughout South America. Therefore the language is mainly found in Paraguay or boarders close to Paraguay. Also General Stroessner made Guarani one of the official language of Paraguay. In fact, in 1992 the Paraguayan Constitution made Guarani equal to Spanish.
Map of Paraguay
Three Typical Foods/ Dishes of Paraguay
The Journey to Paraguay
By Danielle Vo & Ally Hornstein
Paraguay is a land-locked country.
They are known for a special kind of tea called yerba mate. It is made by crushing up dried leaves of the llex paraguariensis plant and then added to hot water.
89.6% of Paraguay is Roman Catholic.
Paraguay gained independence from Spain on May 14, 1811.
Paraguay's flag has two different sides.