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    Are all Hispanic people, Spanish

    No, the term Hispanic means that the person comes from a Spanish speaking country. 

    So, where do Hispanics come from?

    South America - Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador. Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Venezuela

    North America Mexico, United States (Texas, Florida, California, etc.), Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic  

    Central America - Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua

    Europe - Spain

    Africa - Equatorial Guinea

  • This year in Spanish I, we will be looking at some of the Spanish speaking countries around the world. We will look at Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Colombia, and Argentina. We will look at their geography, culture, music, foods, and customs.

    Interesting facts:

    The subway system in Mexico City was the first system to use symbols and colors to identify station locations.

    Puerto Rico was originally named "Boriquen" which is also the names of the original inhabitants of the island.

    The "Meregue" is the national dance of the Dominican Republic.

    In 1948, Costa Rica abolished their army, they do have a peace keeping force, but no army.

    Lake Nicaragua in Nicaragua is home to fresh water sharks and swordfish.

    Venezuela means "Little Venice"

    Colombia is a major exporter of emeralds.

    Argentina is the largest of the Spanish speaking countries with much of its population having descendents from all over Europe.