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  1. 1. Chile Yadira Lujano
  2. 2. Culture <ul><li>Chile is a country that is filled with culture that has been influence by Andean traditions, Mapuche activities, Spanish, and European. </li></ul><ul><li>The main language that is spoken in Chile is Spanish by other dialects are also spoken such as Aymara, Quechua, Rapa Nui, and Mapuche. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Music and Dance <ul><li>Just Like every culture in the Americas, Chile’s music and dance are influence by other cultures. </li></ul><ul><li>The main National dance is Cueca, a courtship dance between men and women. </li></ul><ul><li>Cueca is danced all year long in Chile, but especially during Chile’s holidays in September. </li></ul><ul><li>There is many variations of this dance in other countries such as in Peru and Bolivia. </li></ul><ul><li>Another Chilean traditional song is called Tonada. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Religion and Beliefs <ul><li>The majority of Chileans have been brought up to worship in the Catholic Church. Only 1 out of 10 people would consider themselves part of a different religion.   </li></ul><ul><li>Protestants make up the biggest portion of this minority. </li></ul><ul><li>The Catholic church remains a major influence on the people. </li></ul><ul><li>Some Chileans have influence on indigenous beliefs. </li></ul><ul><li>Popular religious beliefs focus to a large extent on the notion that there is a struggle between good and evil. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Literature <ul><li>“ Chileans call their country país de poetas -country of poets (Wikipedia)”. </li></ul><ul><li>Chileans most famous poets consist of Pablo Neruda, Grabiela Mistral, Isabel Allende, Gonzalos Rojas, among others. </li></ul><ul><li>This poets and novelist have contributed the great literature that is now read all over the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Pablo Neruda is considered one of the most influential poets of the 20 th century. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sports <ul><li>The most popular sport in Chile is soccer. </li></ul><ul><li>Chile has gone to the FIFA World Cup seven times. </li></ul><ul><li>Children, young adults, and older people play soccer in Chile. </li></ul><ul><li>But Chile’s most successful sport is tennis, winning two gold metals in this sport. </li></ul><ul><li>The Chilean version of Rodeo is very popular in more rural areas. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Chile has great foods </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional recipes include </li></ul><ul><li>Asado, Cazuela, Empanadas, Humitas, and Curanto. </li></ul><ul><li>Close proximity to the Sea, seafood plays a major role in the food of Chile. </li></ul><ul><li>The most prized dishes in the country is Curanto, which is a rich stew combined with different types of seafood, potatoes, lamb, chicken, beef, and pork.  </li></ul><ul><li>European influences have carried over into Chile. Also Middle Eastern and Asian influences in different parts of the country. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wine <ul><li>Chile is the fifth largest exporter of wine in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Chile’s climate is a huge factor on the cultivation of grapes. </li></ul><ul><li>The grapes were originally brought by the Spanish to Santiago, Chile. </li></ul><ul><li>Chile’s success in vineyards have lured in many French to set up wineries in Chile. </li></ul><ul><li>Maipo is known for reds like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere; Casablanca Valley, a region producing delicious Sauvignon Blanc, as well as other whites & some reds; Colchaugua, an inland district creating amazing red wines from Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, A couple of smaller regions include Limari and Elqui, which produce cool-climate Chardonnay. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Easter Island <ul><li>Easter Island is located below the southern tip of Chile. </li></ul><ul><li>There are stone statues call “moai” which is made of volcanic rock. </li></ul><ul><li>The stone faces represented deceased ancestors, former chiefs and important lineage status symbols. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sources <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Geographia </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr photos </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>