Bolivia's Language, Religion, Arts And Entertainment, Food, Social Customs And Rituals, And Values

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Introduction Bolivia is located in the heart of South America, with the Andes Mountains surrounding north to south throughout the country and the famous Lake Titicaca is the highest body of water in the world. They have a population of about 10 million people, making Bolivia one of the least populated nations in the Western Hemisphere. Bolivia is a landlocked nation, meaning they are entirely enclosed by land, boarded by Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, and Peru. Bolivia is also known for being the only country for having two recognized capitals: Sucre (constitutional) and La Paz (administrative). The purpose of this research paper is to get a better understanding of Bolivia by covering their cultural environment. I will go into further detail about Bolivia’s language, religion, arts and entertainment, food, social customs and rituals, and values.

Language Bolivia has 30 official languages. The main three spoken languages are Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara. Approximately one third of the population speak Spanish as their native tongue. Spanish is mostly used in schooling, business, and government. The other two, Quechua and Aymara come from Indian decent. Most of the Quechua speaking natives live near Cochabamba and Sucre. The Aymara speaking natives live near La Paz and Lake Titicaca. It is uncommon for the groups who speak the different languages to be around one another even if Spanish is their second language. Bolivians are very protective of their own traditions.…
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