The unique cultures of Bolivia

The unique cultures of Bolivia

Bolivia, officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is a landlocked country located in central South America.

Language in Bolivia

Spanish is the main and official language of Bolivia. However there are some 39 other living languages used in the country spoken by people in different regions. Examples include Aymara, Chiquitano, Chiriguano and Guyara. Some 50% of the population have an indigenous language as their mother tongue.

Bolivian Spanish as a result of mixing with its indigenous rivals differs from region to region. The vocabulary and pronunciation differs according to where in Bolivia you are, i.e. highlands (Altiplano and valleys) or the lowlands (Santa Cruz, Beni and Pando).

Bolivian Society & Culture Religion

o Most Bolivians are born into Roman Catholicism.
o Religion tends to be a female dominated activity in terms of attending church and the like.
o Catholicism to some extent has been “localised” as it became intertwined with local folklore and customs in its early years of taking root in the country


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