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NB#14 9.2 Central America and the Caribbean. The People. In Central America and the Caribbean, you have a mixture of peoples. You find indigenous, Mestizos, European, and people of African descent throughout the area. This varied blend of people is mostly the result of European conquests.

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the people
The People
  • In Central America and the Caribbean, you have a mixture of peoples.
  • You find indigenous, Mestizos, European, and people of African descent throughout the area.
  • This varied blend of people is mostly the result of European conquests
culture language
Culture: Language
  • Central America: Main language is Spanish, and indigenous
  • Caribbean Islands: mix of English, Spanish, French, and Dutch- depending on which European power conquered their island
    • Some islands mixed indigenous language with European language
culture religion
Culture: Religion
  • Central America: 4/5 people are Catholic Christian
  • Caribbean Islands: mostly a mix of Protestant Christian and Catholic Christian
culture education
Culture: Education
  • Quality of education varies depending on the country and the location (rural vs. city)
  • Most students are required to attend at least elementary school, but not high school
culture art
Culture: Art
  • Natives produced the earlier art in the regions: pottery, wood carvings, weaving… etc.
  • Todays art is a mixture of European and native influence: music, dance, etc.
culture family
Culture: Family
  • Central America: Family is very important! It usually decides your social status in the Latin American societies.
  • Caribbean Islands: Family life is usually matriarchal- lead by the women of the family
sports and leisure
Sports and Leisure
  • Baseball, basketball, volleyball, and soccer are the most prominent sports in Latin America.
  • In the Caribbean, baseball is very popular.