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Spanish Speaking Countries
Los Países
Hispanohablantes
Where can I use this language?
Europa
1. España
España
Capital: Madrid
español
• Where Spanish language originated.
• Thanks to Columbus,
was THE world power
of the 16th & 17th
centuries.
• Antonio Banderas
Sudamérica
América
de Sur
8. Venezuela
1. Colombia
2. Ecuador
3. Perú
4. Bolivia
5. Chile
6. Paraguay
7. Argentina
9. Uruguay
Colombia
Capital: Bogotá
colombiano(a)
• Named after Christopher Columbus.
• Home of Shakira
& Juanes.
Ecuador
Capital: Quito
ecuatoriano(a)
• Name means Equator, which passes
through the country
• Country of the
Galapagos Islands.
Perú
Capital: Lima
peruano(a)
• Capital of the Inca Empire.
Home of the ruins at
Machu Picchu.
• Setting for the
Indiana Jones movie.
Bolivia
Capital: La Paz
Sucre*
boliviano(a)
• Named after S. American hero Simon
Bolivar.
• Home of Lake Titicaca
and Lake Poopo.
* Sucre is constitutional and judicial capital.
Chile
Capital: Santiago
chileno(a)
• Easter Island off coast.
• Country of
Nobel Prize
poet Pablo
Neruda.
Paraguay
Capital: Asunción
paraguayo(a)
• Rich Guarani Indian culture.
• 94% of the population
speaks Guarani. Only
75% speak Spanish.
Argentina
Capital: Buenos Aires
argentino(a)
• Origin of the Tango.
• Famous Argentines:
Evita & Che Guevara
Venezuela
Capital: Caracas
venezolano(a)
• Home of great S.
American liberator
Simon Bolivar.
• Many famous baseball
players: Ozzie Guillen,
Andres Galaraga, and
H.O.F. Luis Aparicio
Uruguay
Capital: Montevideo
uruguayo(a)
• Very modern and
developed country.
• Esteban Batista: First
Uruguayan NBA player.
América
Central
El Caribe
17. Cuba
11. Guatemala
18. República
Dominicana
19. Puerto Rico
12. El Salvador
13. Honduras
14. Nicaragua
15. Costa Rica
16. Panamá
Guatemala
Capital: Ciudad de Guatemala
guatemalteco(a)
• Tikal: ancient
Mayan ruins.
• Rigoberta Menchu:
Nobel Peace Prize 1992
El Salvador
Capital: San Salvador
salvadoreño(a)
• Martyred civil-rights
activist Archbishop Oscar Romero.
• Name means
“The Savior”
Honduras
Capital: Tegucigalpa
hondureño(a)
• Famous Honduran Americans:
- Carlos Mencia (born in Honduras).
- David Archuleta (Honduran mom).
- America Ferrera (Honduran parents).
Nicaragua
Capital: Managua
nicaragüense
• Famous author/poet Reuben Dario
• Iran/Contra scandal
in U.S. linked to
funding Nicaragua’s
Sandanistas mid 1980’s
Costa Rica
Capital: San José
costarricense
• President Oscar Arias Sanchez
won Nobel Peace Prize in 1987
• Beautiful rainforests and
Eco-tourism.
Panamá
Capital: Ciudad de Panamá
panameño(a)
• Panama Canal links Atlantic and Pacific
• U.S. invaded in 1989 to capture Manuel Noriega
• Baseball H.O.F. Rod Carew
Cuba
Capital: La Habana
cubano(a)
• World famous for their cigars.
• Communist dictator Fidel Castro has been in
power since 1959. Currently his brother Raul is
the “official” head of state.
Fidel
Raul
República Dominicana
Capital: Santo Domingo
domincano(a)
• Baseball is most popular sport. Many MLB stars
came from the Dominican Republic including:
David (Big Papi) Ortiz, Sammy Sosa and Albert
Pujols.
• Island shares a border with
French speaking Haiti.
Puerto Rico
Capital: San Juan
puertorriqueño(a)
• Commonwealth of the United States. Puerto
Ricans are granted U.S. citizenship.
• One of the last Spanish colonies in the
Americas. (1898)
• Home of Ricky Martin (Livin’ La Vida Loca)
América del Norte
The United States ??
According to the
2000 census, there
are 28,100,000
(that’s 28
million!!!) Spanish
speakers in the
United States.
20. Mexico
Recent data
shows the U.S. as
the 5th largest
Spanish speaking
country in the
world.
México
Capital: México D. F./
Ciudad de México
mexicano(a)
• Mexican cuisine mixture of European
and indigenous ingredients..
• Capital of the Aztec Empire.
• Traditional music:
Mariachi
Africa
21. La República de
Guinea Ecuatorial
La República de Guinea
Ecuatorial
Capital : Malabo
ecuatoguineano(a)
• It is Africa's only
Spanish speaking
country and gained
independence from
Spain on October 12th
1968.
Los Estados Unidos
Capital: Washington D.C.
estadounidense
Effects of Spanish on U.S.:
• Spanish speakers: Largest growing
people group in US.
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