By: Shatina Clemons and Aimee Patterson
The Carib, Arawak, Tairona, and Musica made art, stone, and gold work. In the 1500s, the Spanish started coming to Colombia and settling. The area they were settling in was called New Granada, which consists of Venezuela, Ecuador, and Panama. In the late 1700s resentment against the Spanish rule grew. This lasted until 1810 when nationalists claimed independence.
- It is impolite to eat without first offering the food to others.
- Colombia's official language is Spanish.
- The father in a typical Colombian family is the head of the household, while the mother is the center of the family.
- Colombia's coast is hot and humid.
- The yellow stripe on Colombia's flag means wealth and resources, blue means the two oceans and many rivers that flow through Colombia, and red honors the people that lost their lives fighting against Spain for Colombia's independence.
- Colombia's mines are the largest mines that have emeralds in the world.
- The capital of Colombia is Bogota.
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People, Places, and Change:
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Colombian People Dancing:
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Salt Cathedral,Zipaquira, Colombia. N.d. A Marshall Art. Web. 17 Apr. 2015. <http://www.amarshallart.com/photography/landscape-photography/saltcathedral-zipaquiracolombia>.