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Do you know anything about Paraguay?
Paraguay is located in the South American regionits bordered by Bolivia to the North and Northeast; by Brazil to the East, and by Argentina to the South andWest.
Due to its central location in South America, it is sometimes referred to as the Heart of America

PROFILE

Name: Republic of Paraguay

Capital City: Asuncion
Population: 6,150,099Languages: Spanish, Guarani

Religions: Catholic 90% , other protestant 10%

Ethnic groups: Most of the population, around 95%, is a mix of Spanish and Amerindian, which is commonly called MestizoParaguayan culture is a fusion of two things cultures and traditions: one European, the other Guaraní.
A characteristic of this cultural fusion is the extensive bilingualism present to thisday: more than 90% of Paraguayans speak both Spanish and the indigenous language, Guaraní. Jopara, the mixture of Guaraní and Spanish, is also widely spoken.
Some basic greetings in Guarani include:Mba'eichapa? = How are you?
Iporã = Good
ha nde? = and you?
iporã avei = good as well

Some traditional foods
The highly popular are:
* Empanadas: (made out of meat,egg stuffed in apastry and baked)
* Milanesa: (breaded and fried chicken/beef/fish)
* Chipa: a bread baked in an outdoor oven or "tatacua", usually made out of manioc.(it is eaten almost everyday byParaguayans,
* Sopa Paraguaya: is a form of corn bread.
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Paraguayan food isn't particularly spicy, so those who can't tolerate spices won't have problems !! … =)

Terere / Mate
Terere is thenational drink in Paraguay .it is made from the yerba mate plant.and is served in a cup (guampa), which can be made out of wood, and is drunk through a metal straw called a bombilla, which is sharedamong the group of people.
The tea is prepared by putting herb into the cup, then adding water: hot water version is known as mate while the cold water version is known as tereré. Mate is usually...
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