Rarámuri of Northern Mexico

  • January 05, 2021     Joy Marie Salgado

Mexico – Who exactly are the Rarámuri of Northern Mexico? They are an ethnic community that have kept their tradition and native language intact by moving from Chihuahua to the Sierra Madre Occidental. In many references, Tarahumara is ...
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Manchu Ethnic Community of China

  • December 22, 2020     Friendly Borders Staff

Beijing – The Manchu people of China have a long and colorful history spanning over 1,400 years. Their people have significant contributions to the country’s history, culture, and tradition. Their communities live across various ...
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More Than Just a Christmas Tradition

  • December 08, 2020     Friendly Borders Staff

Harrisburg, Pa. – In the 17th to 18th centuries, German and Swiss immigrants arrived in the United States. Here, they began building their communities. Most of the people and their families settled in the southeastern and south-central ...
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Tigrayan and Their Rich Value for Language

  • November 24, 2020     Friendly Borders Staff

Addis Ababa – Communication is an integral aspect of any ethnic community worldwide. Language creates and strengthens the bonds among a group of people, which helps in the preservation and cultivation of their cultural identity. This is ...
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Isle of Man and its Manx Language

  • November 03, 2020     Friendly Borders Staff

Douglas – Any visitor is sure to enjoy a delightful time in the Isle of Man, where basking sharks and Manx cats live. The island is a relatively small one, located in the Irish Sea, just off the northwest coast of England. Travelers visit...
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Irish Travellers: Family and Community

  • October 27, 2020     Joy Marie Salgado

Dublin – Identified as a close-knit community, the Irish Travellers (also known as Pavees or Mincieri) have endured centuries of living on the margins of mainstream Irish settlements and modern society. There are Travellers in Northern ...
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The Cajuns of Louisiana

  • October 20, 2020     Friendly Borders Staff

Bienvenue en Louisiane! Baton Rouge, La. – A familiar sign written in French greets every traveler while passing through southern Louisiana. Louisiana French is spoken by the Cajun ethnic groups whose culture is influenced by its French ...
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The Catholic Church’s Role in Timorese Society

  • October 13, 2020     Friendly Borders Staff

Dili – After 450 years of Portuguese rule and more than 20 years of Indonesian occupation, Timor-Leste, also known as East Timor, officially declared its independence in May 2002. The struggle for independence by the Timorese was a long ...
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The Revival of the Aboriginal Tasmanian

  • October 06, 2020     Friendly Borders Staff

Canberra – Once thought of as extinct, Australia’s Aboriginal Tasmanian people are taking back their identity and reviving their lives in historical records. They are the people who live in the Bass Strait in the rural and urban ...
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Meet the Aymara of South America

  • September 30, 2020     Friendly Borders Staff

La Paz – Centuries-old culture and tradition continue to flourish in the communities of the Aymara people of South America. Despite modern challenges, there are many victories in the lives of the Aymara as they pass on their ethnic ...
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