colombian facts

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  • hi, how are you, can you tell me facts about colombia?
  • hi, i am fine thanks, sure i can tell you.
  • Colombia is one of the countries in the world with the most national public holidays, with some 20 days spread throughout the year. The Colombian calendar is also peppered with a large number of carnivals and festivals, which bear witness to the national celebration of love. 
  • The official language is Spanish, spoken by around 43 million people. In addition there are approximately 500,000 speakers of different American Indian languages. Colombians are very polite and are proud to speak in proper Castilian (Spanish). Even though Spanish is spoken all over South America, each country has its own set of local Spanish slang terms. spanish and egyptian language have common words: azucar, arroz, camesa, blousa.
  • Colombia’s people are as varied as its landscape. Most citizens are descended from three ethnic groups: Indians, African people brought to Colombia to work as slaves and European settlers. This rich cultural mix makes the country’s foods music, dance and art diverse and unique.
  • Colombian cuisine is delicious and fresh, consisting largely of local meats, potatoes, rice, beans, soups rich in herbs, and an astounding variety of vegetables and fruit. The fruit juices and coffee are unbelievable, and the local beers are quite good. ex:Ajiaco: soup made with chicken and potato which is a Bogotano specialty
  • Men shake hands with direct eye contact.While shaking hands, use the appropriate greeting for the time of day: "buenos dias" (good day), "buenas tardes" (good afternoon), or "buenas noches" (good evening/night).Women often grasp forearms rather than shaking hands.
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