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BITS OF CULTURE - Bolivia
 
Languages
Map
Cultural Values
Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
Health Care Values
Diet
Interesting Facts
 

Languages

Official language:
Spanish

Other langauges:
Aymara
Chiquito
Guarani
Quechua
Tacana

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Cultural Values
  • Godparents “Compadres” are commonly selected at baptism and marriage.
  • It is common to see people all over the country chewing coca leaves, a thousands-year-old tradition that is believed to give people energy.
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Main Religion & Death Concepts/Rituals
 
Health Care Values

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Diet
  • Bolivia's food is dominated by meat dishes, accompanied by rice, potatoes and shredded lettuce. Sometimes llajhua (a hot sauce made from tomatoes and pepper pods) will be used to add spice and flavor to a dish.


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Interesting Facts
  • Nicknamed the Rooftop of the World because of its high elevation in the Andes Mountains.
  • Bolivia has the highest percentage of indigenous people in all of South America.

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