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Ch 4: Ethnic Groups in Latin & South America

About This Chapter

The Ethnic Groups in Latin & South America chapter of this Overview of Ethnic Groups in the World course is the simplest way to master information about ethnic groups in Latin and South America. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of various ethnic groups in Latin and South America.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering Latin and South America ethnic groups material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about ethnic groups in Latin and South America. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding ethnic groups from Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Guatemala, Ecuador and other countries in Latin and South America
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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Latin and South America ethnic groups unit of a standard course covering ethnic groups in the world. Topics covered include:

  • Ethnic groups in Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and Bahamas
  • Barbados, Hispaniola, Dominican Republic and Peru ethnic groups
  • Ethnic groups found in Costa Rica, Chile, Columbia, Panama and Uruguay
  • The ethnic groups of Guatemala, Venezuela, Bolivia and Paraguay
  • Honduras, Ecuador and El Salvador ethnic groups
  • Ethnic groups in Belize, Guyana and Nicaragua

41 Lessons in Chapter 4: Ethnic Groups in Latin & South America
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Cuba Ethnic Groups

1. Cuba Ethnic Groups

As the oldest major colony of the Western Hemisphere, Cuba has a long and complicated ethnic past. In this lesson we'll talk about ethnicity in Cuba and see how historical divisions have influenced the Cuba of today.

Haiti Ethnic Groups

2. Haiti Ethnic Groups

The nation of Haiti is amongst the oldest colonies in the Western Hemisphere, yet claims a highly homogenous ethnic population. In this lesson we'll talk about Haiti's ethnicities, and see how they was impacted by its history.

Ethnic Groups in Jamaica

3. Ethnic Groups in Jamaica

The island nation of Jamaica has a complicated history, which has impacted its current population. In this lesson we'll talk about ethnicity in Jamaica and see what this means for the modern nation.

Ethnic Groups in the Bahamas

4. Ethnic Groups in the Bahamas

The Bahamas are famous tourist destinations, but how much do you know about the people who live there? In this lesson, we'll discuss ethnicity and see what it means to the Bahamas today.

Barbados Ethnic Groups

5. Barbados Ethnic Groups

Barbados has a unique history amongst many Atlantic island nations, which has impacted how its citizens view ethnicity. In this lesson, we'll talk about ethnicity in Barbados and see what this means for the island today.

Island of Hispanola: Definition & History

6. Island of Hispanola: Definition & History

The island of Hispaniola has played a major role in world history. In this lesson, we'll talk about this island and look at its history and impact throughout the world.

Dominican Republic Ethnic Groups

7. Dominican Republic Ethnic Groups

Ethnicity is an important part of self-identification, but how is it defined? In this lesson we'll look at ethnicity in the Dominican Republic, and see what it reflects about national attitudes and history.

Peru Ethnic Groups

8. Peru Ethnic Groups

Peru is one of the dominant nations of South America. So, who lives there? In this lesson we will talk about the ethnic groups of Peru, and see how this reflects the nations complex history of empires and conquest.

Costa Rica Ethnic Groups

9. Costa Rica Ethnic Groups

Ethnicity means something different everywhere you go. In this lesson we'll look at the ethnic composition of Costa Rica, and see what diversity means to this nation.

Chile Ethnic Groups

10. Chile Ethnic Groups

Chile is a country located in South America. It is made up of a very large number of ethnic groups, however only a couple make up the vast majority of the country. Find out which ones those are in this lesson.

Colombia Ethnic Groups

11. Colombia Ethnic Groups

The nation of Colombia has a long history of people, ideas, and products passing through, and this has impacted the population. In this lesson, we'll talk about ethnicity in Colombia and see what this means to the nation today.

Panama Ethnic Groups

12. Panama Ethnic Groups

Panama has been the focus of international commerce for a long time, and this has had some interesting impacts on its population. In this lesson, we are going to explore what ethnicity and diversity mean to Panama.

Uruguay Ethnic Groups

13. Uruguay Ethnic Groups

Uruguay is unique amongst Latin American nations in several ways. In this lesson, we'll talk about the ethnic groups of Uruguay, and see what diversity has meant in this nation.

Guatemala Ethnic Groups

14. Guatemala Ethnic Groups

Guatemala is a nation in Central America that has seen diversity for a long time. In this lesson we will explore the ethnic distribution of people in Guatemala and see what this means for the nation today.

Venezuela Ethnic Groups

15. Venezuela Ethnic Groups

Ethnicity is constructed in very different ways around the world. In this lesson, we'll look at how it is constructed in Venezuela, and see what ethnic identification means to the Venezuelan society.

Bolivia Ethnic Groups

16. Bolivia Ethnic Groups

Ethnicity can have very different meanings to different people. In this lesson, we'll discuss the ways people construct ethnicity in Bolivia and determine what this may mean for the nation today.

Paraguay Ethnic Groups

17. Paraguay Ethnic Groups

Paraguay is not one of the best-known nations in South America, but is a fascinating place. In this lesson, we'll look at ethnicity in Paraguay and see what it means to the nation today.

Honduras Ethnic Groups

18. Honduras Ethnic Groups

Honduras is a major nation of Central America, but not always the most stable. In this lesson, we'll talk about ethnicity in Honduras, and see what this means in the nation today.

Ecuador Ethnic Groups

19. Ecuador Ethnic Groups

The nation of Ecuador has a unique experience with ethnic identities. In this lesson, we'll talk about major ethnic groups in Ecuador and see what this means to the nation today.

El Salvador Ethnic Groups

20. El Salvador Ethnic Groups

El Salvador is unique in several ways. In this lesson, we'll talk about the ethnic groups of El Salvador, and see what ethnicity has meant in this nation.

Belize Ethnic Groups

21. Belize Ethnic Groups

The Central American nation of Belize is extremely unique. In this lesson, we're going to talk about how Belize's history is reflected in its ethnic composition, and see what this means for the nation today.

Guyana Ethnic Groups

22. Guyana Ethnic Groups

Guyana is not necessarily what you'd expect of a South American nation. In this lesson, we'll talk about the ethnic groups of Guyana and see what this shows about the national history and identity.

Nicaragua Ethnic Groups

23. Nicaragua Ethnic Groups

Nicaragua is the largest nation of Central America, but who lives there? In this lesson we'll look at the ethnic groups of Nicaragua and see what this diversity means to the nation today.

French Guiana Culture

24. French Guiana Culture

French Guiana is a territory of France and a land of mixed ancestries. It is a developing country with a developing economy that's rich in natural resources.Learn more about it in this lesson.

Brazil's Social Class System

25. Brazil's Social Class System

During the 1950s, the South American country of Brazil experienced a period of economic growth. It was during this time that Brazil's social class system was formalized. This lesson will outline the social class system in Brazil as it exists today.

History of Carnival in Brazil

26. History of Carnival in Brazil

Carnival is one of the most important national events of Brazil - but where did this tradition come from? In this lesson, we'll explore the history of Brazil's Carnival and see how it has changed over time into the celebration we know and love today.

History of the Brazilian Flag

27. History of the Brazilian Flag

The nation of Brazil has a unique flag. In this lesson, we will talk about what this flag represents, and see how it reflects the history of the nation and Brazilian people.

History of Slavery in Brazil

28. History of Slavery in Brazil

Brazil has a longer history with slavery than any other nation in the Western Hemisphere. In this lesson, we'll examine the history of slavery in Brazil, and see how this continues to impact the nation today.

History of Soccer & the World Cup in Brazil

29. History of Soccer & the World Cup in Brazil

Soccer or football, as it is known outside of the United States, is one of the most popular sports in the world. While the general idea of the game seems straightforward, one might wonder how it got its start and how it came to be the sport it is today. We will look at the history of soccer here.

Traditional Games in Haiti

30. Traditional Games in Haiti

In this lesson, we explore different games played by the people of Haiti. Using simple supplies, or none at all, both children and adults find rich entertainment in a nation challenged by hardships.

Traditional Games in Trinidad & Tobago

31. Traditional Games in Trinidad & Tobago

In this lesson, we'll travel to the southernmost Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago to better understand the games they play. Featured are the card game All Fours, a festival game called Maakhan Chor, and a playground game called Moral.

Guatemalan Spanish vs. Mexican Spanish

32. Guatemalan Spanish vs. Mexican Spanish

In this lesson we will see the differences between Spanish spoken in Mexico and Spanish spoken in Guatemala. You will learn several very curious things throughout this lesson.

Hispanic Culture: Traditions & Facts

33. Hispanic Culture: Traditions & Facts

Interested in learning more about the Spanish-speaking countries and their culture? In this lesson, we talk about some unique and beautiful traditions all around the Hispanic world.

Gender Roles in Hispanic Culture

34. Gender Roles in Hispanic Culture

You may have heard many stories about gender roles in Hispanic culture. In reality, no single story can describe the varied aspects of gender roles in Hispanic culture. Let's look at traditional gender roles and how they are changing in Hispanic culture.

Hispanic Culture: Food & Traditions

35. Hispanic Culture: Food & Traditions

Hispanic countries are rich in culture and have gifted the world with some delicious foods and recognizable traditions. This lesson will explore the culture of a few Hispanic countries through their foods and traditions.

Hispanic Culture: Religion & Family

36. Hispanic Culture: Religion & Family

Do you want to become aware of how Hispanic culture approaches religion and family? This lesson gives you a brief and clear overview of these two important aspects in Hispanic culture.

Hispanic Culture: Health & Education

37. Hispanic Culture: Health & Education

In this lesson, we will see the organization of the health and educational systems in Hispanic countries. Keep in mind that Hispanic countries are different from each other and each may have peculiarities in their health and educational systems.

Hispanic Culture: Music & Poems

38. Hispanic Culture: Music & Poems

This lesson explores music and poetry around the Spanish-speaking world. Read about different music styles and interesting artists from Spain and Latin America and learn some verses.

Hispanic Culture: Art & Clothing

39. Hispanic Culture: Art & Clothing

We often think of Hispanic art and clothing as having a lot of color and movement. This lesson explores some of the well-known painters of the Hispanic world. It also surveys some of the traditional dress found in Hispanic countries.

Hispanic Influence on American Culture

40. Hispanic Influence on American Culture

With the Hispanic community in the United States growing each year, Hispanic influence on American culture is more visible than ever. In this lesson we will look at Hispanic influence on different aspects of American culture and lifestyle.

Differences Between Hispanic & Latino

41. Differences Between Hispanic & Latino

Are you from Latin America and confused when filling out a form that has the option Hispanic/Latino? Or are you American and don't understand the difference? This lesson clarifies the difference, which is a topic of both cultural and geographic interest.

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