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"A SHORT HISTORY OF COLOMBIA." A Brief History of Colombia. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.
For thousands of years before Europeans arrived Amerindians lived in what is now Colombia. Some lived by fishing and hunting but some lived by farming. The first Spaniard to land in the area was Alonso de Ojeda in 1500. However there was no permanent Spanish settlement until 1533 when Cartagena and Santa Marta were founded. Bogota was founded in 1538. In 1564 Colombia was made a captaincy-general. The colony thrived and many African slaves were taken there.
"Languages of Colombia." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 26 Oct. 2014. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.
The overwhelming majority of Colombians speak Spanish (see also Colombian Spanish).But in total 101 languages are listed for Colombia.In the Ethnologue database. The specific number of spoken languages varies slightly since some authors consider as different languages.Others consider are varieties or dialects of the same language, the best estimates recorded that 70 languages are spoken in the country today.
"Typical Colombian Food." Colombia Food, Typical Colombian Meals and Desserts. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.
Colombian Cuisine is very diverse and varies depending on the different regions of Colombia. In some areas you will find specialties like roasted ants or guinea pigs while in other areas Colombians wouldn't even touch those dishes. Colombia is not a paradise for vegetarians as the Colombian diet includes a lot of meat. In the coastal areas you will find a good variety of fish, lobster and seafood often prepared with a sauce made out of coconut milk. The offer of fresh fruit is overwhelming and many of the varieties you have probably never heard of before.breakfast is quite important in Colombia and consists of fruit juice, coffee or hot chocolate, fruit, eggs and bread.
"Music of Colombia." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 26 Oct. 2014. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.
The music of Colombia is an expression of Colombian culture, which contains diverse music genres. Both traditional and modern, according with the features of each geographic region. Although it is not uncommon to find different musical styles in the same region. The diversity in musical expressions found in Colombia can be seen as the result of a mixture. It can be African, native Indigenous, and European (especially Spanish) influences, as well as more modern American, Caribbean, Cuban, and Jamaican musical forms.