Venezuela By Savanah Jones 3B
Capital of Venezuela Caracas
Population 29,105,632 people
Venezuela is located by, around and next to… • Brazil • Columbia • Guyana • The Columbian Sea • The Atlantic
Languages • There are 40 languages spoken in Venezuela • Main language is Spanish 6 million speak it • Akawaio • Arawak • Arutani • Baniwa • Barí • Carib • Chaima • Cuiba • Curripaco • E'ñapa Woromaipu • German, Colonia Tovar • Guahibo • Guarequena • Japreria • Maco • Macushi • Mandahuaca • Mapoyo • Maquiritari • Nhengatu • Ninam • Pemon • Pémono • Piapoco • Piaroa • Puinave • Pumé • Sáliba • Sanumá • Sapé • Sikiana • Spanish • Tunebo, Central • Venezuelan Sign Language • Warao • Wayuu • Yabarana • Yanomamö • Yukpa • Yuwana
Traditional foods • Arepa A plain fried corn pancake. including eggs and tomato for breakfast, beef, chicken, ham, sausage, shrimp, cheese, salad and even baby shark. • Empanada Deep-fried cornmeal turnover filled with chicken, ham, cheese, fish (baby shark included) or meat. • Cachet Hot croissant filled with chopped ham and or cheese. • Cachapa Thick, slightly sweet pancake made with maize and served with mozzarella-type cheese • Hallaca Traditional Christmas dish chopped beef, pork and chicken with green peppers, onion, garlic, tomatoes, raisins, olives and various herbs and spices all mixed into maize dough. It is then wrapped in banana leaves and steamed. • Pabellón Criollo shredded beef, black beans and cheese, served with fried bananas and rice.
Traditional drinks • Fresh fruit juices • Batidos • Milkshakes • Papelón con Limón Sugar cane juice with lemon and fresh coconut milk • Beer • Rum • Coke • Coffee It is always offered to visitors as a welcome drink.
Clothing • Clothing for men and women is like clothing for us today Traditional Clothing • Men • Women
Racial Demographics • 1% Indian • 6% Mestizos • 21% Caucasian • 10% Hispanic
Jobs • Women are stay at home wives half the time • Men work for oil industries, commerce, health, and education Kids • Girls are used as servants, maids, cooks, and babysitters • Boys are used as mechanics, servants, builders and farmers. How much they make • The average person makes around 20-25 dollars a day in the U.S. • They make a monthly salary of around 2,000 in Venezuela
Travel to Venezuela How much is it to travel to Venezuela? • $1,142 for a oneway trip
Tourist attractions • Angel Falls • Canaima National Park • Margarita island
Facts • Gas price is only 19 cents • Oil is the #1 export of Venezuela. • They have many legends but the most popular legend is Sayona
The legend of Sayona "La Sayona" was a young woman named Melissa. She lived in a small town in and was the most beautiful girl there. She was married to a great man Melissa and her husband had a baby boy. One day, Melissa was swimming in a near-by river, when a man from the village saw her. After that, the man would always follow her and watch her bathe in the river. One day Melissa saw him and told him to leave her alone; he ignored her, and instead told her that he was there to warn her: "Your husband is having an affair with none other than your mother," he said. Melissa ran home and found her husband asleep with the baby in his arms. Blind with anger, she burned the house with them inside. Villagers could hear their screams while Melissa ran to her mother's house. She found her on the patio and attacked her with a machete, striking her in the stomach. As the mother bled to death, she cursed Melissa by saying that from then on she would have to avenge all women by killing their unfaithful husbands. And from that day forward Melissa became "La Sayona".