Panama

By: Cole Willers & Kelsey Heise & Alivia Maciejczak

Panama's flag
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map of Panama
Location: Central America
Important: Panama City
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Demographics
Population- about 3.9 million
Geography- Panama Canal, coastline
Religions- mostly Roman Catholic, some Evangelical Christian
Political system- Much like ours. Have a constitution, president, vice president, multiple political parties, elections, separation of powers
Languages- Spanish is the official language of Panama, but other languages are also spoken around this area.

History of Immigrants
There are 7 main indigenous groups: The Kuna, Embera, Waounan, Ngobe, Bugle, Nassau, and Terribe people.
A lot of foreign workers came into Panama in World War II. By the end of the war, most of the migrant workers had left the country again.
In times of economic prosperity in Panama, people migrated there.

Slang Words:
arranque - means to go out and party
birria - to play a friendly sport or game
chichi - baby
la botaste - meaning that you did something cool or awesome
sopa - in basketball, a blocked shot
yeye - a wealthy person who likes to show off
garra - friend


Current Events in Panama:
The former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega, filed a lawsuit over the creator of the popular video game, Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/panama/10972300/Manuel-Noriega-sues-over-likeness-in-Call-of-Duty-Video-Game.html

Nicaragua is making a route- a new £23 billion canal- in hopes that it will break Panama’s monopoly on crossing between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/nicaragua/10952824/Nicaragua-approves-route-for-23bn-rival-to-Panama-Canal.html


Dance:
Typical dance: "el Tamborito”, a religious dance showing a harmonious blend with the peculiar movement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNYRQZId-SE

Music:

Panama has a diverse music history.
The music of Panama was influenced first by the indigenous populations of Kunas, Teribes, Nobe Bugle and others, and then by the black population who were brought over, first as slaves from Africa, between the 16th century and the 19th century, and then voluntarily to work on the Panamanian Railroad and Canal projects between the 1840s and 1914.

Sources: http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Americas/Panama-RELIGIONS.html
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Panama
http://www.nativeplanet.org/indigenous/embera/
http://countrystudies.us/panama/33.htm
http://www.frommers.com/destinations/panama/763808#sthash.IoiRp5qz.dpbs
https://www.google.com/search?q=panama+map&biw=800&bih=466&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=XkUPVJKrK8akyASC8ICwBg&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=eapQJhn6uLmJzM%253A%3Bx9HtHDzX8HHnaM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.worldatlas.com%252Fwebimage%252Fcountrys%252Fnamerica%252Fcamerica%252Fpanewzzz.gif%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.worldatlas.com%252Fwebimage%252Fcountrys%252Fnamerica%252Fcamerica%252Fpa.htm%3B483%3B350
http://quizlet.com/17912140/panamanian-slang-flash-cards/