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  • La palabra autóctona CUZCATLÁN significa "Tierra de Cosas Preciosas", era el nombre de la tierra salvadoreña en lengua Nahuathl antes de la conquista; posteriormente, y con la aceptación oficial de la lengua castellana, el nombre cambió a CUSCATLÁN, el cual es la palabra oficial hoy en día.

    El Salvador - The Savior









  • If you are invited to a Salvadoran home, this is purely a social function
    This will probably include black beans, tortillas or meat, and fruit and vegetables




















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  • 1. El Salvador; Impressive! Intercultural Management - Celina Samayoa, Florence Boza, Alfonso Quiñonez Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 2. History People El Salvador, Impressive! Our Family Culture Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 3. History Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 4. General Information • Area: 21,041 sq km • Capital: San Salvador • Population: 7,185,218 • Exports: Textile, Coffee, Sugar, and Shrimp • Currency: USD • Religion: Catholic and Protestant • Language: Spanish and Nahuatl • Weather: Mostly warm, with a rainy season between May and October Sources: World Fact Book Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 5. From Cuzcatlan to El Salvador; from Pipiles to the Spaniards • 11th Century - Pipil Indians, descendants of the Aztecs • 1525 - Conquered by Pedro de Alvarado • 1821 - El Salvador, with the other countries of Central America, declared its independence from Spain • 1970 - Discontent with societal inequalities, a poor economy, and the repressive measures of dictatorship led to civil war between the government (ruled since 1961 by the right-wing) and leftist antigovernment guerrilla units. Sources: Information Please® Database, © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.Text Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 6. Salvadorans have been through many devastating natural disasters; nothing keeps them down • 1992, the government signed a peace treaty with the guerrilla forces, formally ending the 12-year civil war that had killed 75,000. • 1998 - Hurricane Mitch devastated the country, leaving 200 dead and over 30,000 homeless. • 2001 - 2 major earthquakes struck the country, damaging about 20% of the nation's housing. • 2009 - Leftist Party won the elections Sources: Information Please® Database, © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.Text Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 7. Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 8. History People El Salvador, Impressive! Our Family Culture Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 9. People Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 10. Salvadorans have a collectivist culture; they value loyalty and strong relationships • As Latin Americans, Salvadorans are very expressive & affective • Value being treated with friendliness and respect • Collectivist Culture, Low Individualism -> 19 • Handshaking is the usual form of greeting. A kiss on the cheek when you know a person. • Two surnames: one from their father, which is listed first, followed by one from their mother. • Using Mr. and Mrs. - not doing so may be seamed as offensive. Titles, especially among the elderly, are very important. Address a person directly by using his or her title only. Sources: http://www.cyborlink.com/besite/resource.htm Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 11. Recommendations for communicating with Salvadorans • Men -> conservative, lightweight suite. Women -> blouse and a skirt or dress • Do not point your fingers • Good Eye contact is important • Yawning in public is considered rude and should be avoided • To call on someone, with close friends ->extend the arm and wriggle the fingers with the palm down Sources: Information Please® Database, © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.Text Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 12. Recommendations for communicating when doing business • Business is done only after a relationship has been established. • Business is discussed in an office or over a meal. It is not discussed in the home or around family. • The main meal of the day is at noon. This will probably include black beans, tortillas or meat, and fruit and vegetables • Small gifts often exchanged. If you are invited to a Salvadoran home, it is appropriate to bring a gift of candy or flowers Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 13. Children in El Salvador join gangs at a young age; low illiteracy level • Illiteracy level of 18.9% • The drop out rate in primary school is 31.1% • The secondary enrollment ratio is 64%, tertiary is 21.7% • Only 3% of GDP is spent in education Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 14. History People El Salvador; Impressive! Our Family Culture Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 15. El Salvador; Impressive! Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 16. El Salvador, Impressive! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIkH7aBAi7E Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 17. The city of San Salvador has everything close by; lakes,beaches, mountains and landscape • Beautiful beaches, either to enjoy the sunset or to have a high doses of adrenaline surfing • Colorful mountains and landscapes all over the country • Archeological sites from Mayan culture • Lakes • Everything is close by (1-2 hr) Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 18. Tiny country on the Pacific coast has made a rich contribution to Central American cooking • The most famous typical dish are Pupusas (maize made tortilla filled with cheese, beens or pork) • Accompanied with tomato sauce and “curtido” • Corn based dishes such as tamales, riguas, atol • Fried Yuca with pork and “curtido” Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 19. Handcraft markets all over the country; each town characterized by it’s different type of handycraft Great variety of colorful textile handcrafts. Ex. Hamacas Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 20. Salvadorans love to have fun with music and dance • Popular music for Salvadoreans is Cumbia • Marimba is played in rural areas for entertainment • Typical dances represent different events or agricultural activities • It is danced in pairs and is accompanied by traditional music Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 21. History People El Salvador, Impressive! Our Family Culture Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 22. Our Family Culture Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 23. In the Samayoa Family the father is the head of the household, similar to many Salvadoran families • Family values are highly valued • Unity among siblings • High respect to father’s decisions • Mother has been at home always, aware of all the house and children needs • Regular Family meetings Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 24. For The Quiñonez Family values are very important and are taught since childhood • Catholic religion • Age differentials among siblings • Dinner is respected as the main meal • Both parents work actively Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 25. The Boza Holman Family have a very close extended family, just like many other Salvadorans • Traditional family values • Father is the head of the family, with a full time job; mother as a house wife • Very close to extended family; big family • Academic Education and Christian spirituality are very important • Parents are very protective, have close communication; very affective family Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!
  • 26. El Salvador, Impressive! Intercultural Management - Celina Samayoa, Florence Boza, Alfonso Quiñonez Group 5 - El Salvador, Impressive!