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How many native speakers of Spanish?
- 329 million
- Ranks second, ahead of English (328 million) and far behind Chinese (1.2 billion)
How many countries who speak Spanish?
- 21 countries
- 1 in Europe (spain)
- 1 in Africa (guinea ecuatorial)
- 1 in North America (mexico)
- 9 in central America
- 9 in south America
What languages influenced Spanish language?
- Latin with influences from
Who is Simon Bolivar? Where was he born? Died? Years?
General born in Caracas Venezuela in 1783 and died in Santa Marta, Colombia in 1830
Importance of Simon Bolivar?
Victories over the Spaniards during the war of independence won independence for Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
Simon Bolivar is known as
- El Libertador (the Liberator)
- In VENEZUELA, on his birth and death dates, people come to Plaza Bolivar to honor his memory
What is the largest city in the Americas?
- Teotihuacan is the largest pre-columbian city in the Americas
- Located 40 km (25 miles) from mexico city
The place where men became gds tobah
Where is La Alhambra?
Moorish palace In Spain, near the city of Granada
Who resided here?
This ancient palace, mosque, and fortress complex was the residence of the Muslim kings and their courts
When were the structures constructed?
- Has fountains and gardens
- Represents Arab presence and influence in Spain
What is Santeria?
In cuba, many former slaves were forced to join the catholic church, which led to the development of this religion
Each deity is associated with colors, emotions, and a saint from the catholic church, plus specific drum patterns called toques.
What is Santeria’s influence?
- By the 20th century, elements of Santeria music (particularly percussion patterns) began appearing in popular and folk music.
- Cuban rhythms that resulted include
- Son Montuno
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