Guatemala
Guatemala is the most populous
country in Central America.
It is also the one with the largest
Native American population.
Nearly half of all Guatemalans are
descended from the Maya, founders of one
of the world's great ancient civilizations.
Spanish is the official language,
But some 5 million Guatemalans speak
native Maya languages.
Guatemala has 22 different Maya
languages.
Roman Catholicism is the principal
religion in Guatemala.
Only about half of all Guatemalans
receive formal education.
Less than 15 percent of students
finish high school.

Boys are more likely than girls to be
literate (able to read and wri...
Flat corn tortillas are the basic
staple of the Guatemalan diet.

Meals typically combine tortillas
with black beans, chil...
Most Guatemalans in rural
communities live in simple, one-room
houses. The houses are made of sundried adobe bricks with t...
Guatemala's geography is diverse.
It ranges from the highest
volcanoes in Central America to
broad, level lowlands along t...
Guatemala has a tropical climate
with two distinct seasons, rainy
and dry.
One important forest product in
Guatemala is chicle, a sap used in
making chewing gum.
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Guatemala

  1. 1. Guatemala
  2. 2. Guatemala is the most populous country in Central America.
  3. 3. It is also the one with the largest Native American population.
  4. 4. Nearly half of all Guatemalans are descended from the Maya, founders of one of the world's great ancient civilizations.
  5. 5. Spanish is the official language, But some 5 million Guatemalans speak native Maya languages.
  6. 6. Guatemala has 22 different Maya languages.
  7. 7. Roman Catholicism is the principal religion in Guatemala.
  8. 8. Only about half of all Guatemalans receive formal education.
  9. 9. Less than 15 percent of students finish high school. Boys are more likely than girls to be literate (able to read and write).
  10. 10. Flat corn tortillas are the basic staple of the Guatemalan diet. Meals typically combine tortillas with black beans, chilies, vegetables, chicken, or pork.
  11. 11. Most Guatemalans in rural communities live in simple, one-room houses. The houses are made of sundried adobe bricks with tile roofs or wood with thatched roofs.
  12. 12. Guatemala's geography is diverse. It ranges from the highest volcanoes in Central America to broad, level lowlands along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts.
  13. 13. Guatemala has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons, rainy and dry.
  14. 14. One important forest product in Guatemala is chicle, a sap used in making chewing gum.

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