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Cultural Aspects of Nicaragua

A brief prezi presentation of the cultural aspects of Nicaragua.

Elvira Fraga

on 14 November 2012

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Cultural Aspects of Nicaragua By Elvira Fraga, Jimmy Morton, and Bobby Melendez Traditions Music Nicaraguan music is a nice blend of indigenous tribes, European and African influences. In the east, music is mainly in the dance genre and is popular for its lively and sensual rhythms. Language Art Climate There are 3 temperature zones in Nicaragua. In the lowlands temperatures vary between 72°F at night and 86°F at daytime.Temp. can reach 100°F in May. Lowlands The central part of the country is about 9°F cooler Central In the mountains in the North it's about 18°F cooler. Mountains Nicaraguan Foods Nicaragua is more known for its poetry rather than in fine arts. The most respected poet is Ruben Dario. Also known as the "prince of Spanish-American Poetry." Nicaraguan cuisine is a mixture of indigenous and Creole traditions.The country's national dish is gallo pinto (fried rice mixed with black beans and other spices). Gallo Pinto The traditional drink known as chicha is made with corn, water, and sugar. Chicha The Caribbean region has its own traditional dishes, such as rondón (turtle meat, fish, or pork combined with various condiments). A drink found only in this region of the country is gaubul (cooked green banana, milk, coconut water, and sugar). Caribbean Region Nicaraguan History Dominate Religions The vast majority of Nicaraguans speak Spanish. On the west coast, Indian languages have disappeared, even though their influence remains in place-names and many nouns in Nicaraguan Spanish.. There is no official religion in Nicaragua, but about three-fifths of Nicaraguans adhere to Roman Catholicism.Protestantism has grown considerably, particularly among the poor, and it is the religion of about one-fifth of the population. The Spanish soldier Pedro Arias Dávila (known as Pedrarias) led the first expedition to found permanent colonies in what is present-day Nicaragua. Nicaragua gained its independence in 1821. There independence brought forth a conflict over power by the strong cities of Leon and Granada and their political parties. Sited Sources www.britannicaschooledition.com
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