Trilingual Community of the Raizal People

  • May 14, 2018     Friendly Borders Staff

Bogotá – In the Caribbean, various ethnic communities have been living through centuries-old practices. Along these practices are the use of distinct languages for communication, education, and ethnic rituals. However, the Raizal ...
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Culture of a Majority — The Yamato People

  • April 29, 2018     Friendly Borders Staff

Tokyo – When you think of Japan, what group do you have in mind? An Ideology Projected From Outside Outsiders may think that Japan is a highly homogenous society. This is not the case. There are distinct identities among the indigenous ...
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Chokwe Culture in View

  • April 15, 2018     Joy Marie Salgado

Luanda – The Chokwe ethnic group can mostly be found on the borders of central Africa in Angola, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. With their numbers growing through the years, they are considered the largest ethnic group on ...
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Increase in Language Awareness

  • March 28, 2018     Friendly Borders Staff

Paramaribo – Words connect people, and the evolution of a people’s culture can greatly be seen in the development of its language. However, different indigenous communities face the challenge of preserving and continuing the use of ...
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Afrikaners of South Africa

  • March 12, 2018     Friendly Borders Staff

Cape Town – When Dutch colonists from the Netherlands moved to South Africa in the 17th and 18th centuries, many of them settled in the region and have lived there since. As the years passed, many other people from other countries joined ...
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Bororo as a Language and as a Community

  • February 26, 2018     Joy Marie Salgado

Cuiabá – In the large landscape of South America, there is a beautiful and popular destination for various adventure-seekers from all over the globe: Brazil. There are surprises in store for anyone, from its coastlines to its cities. ...
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The Makoa of Madagascar

  • February 12, 2018     Friendly Borders Staff

Antananarivo – In a large island off the southern coastal area of Africa live the Makoa ethnic group. They are descendants of the slaves traded through the ports of northern Mozambique. Because of their origin, they are considered to be ...
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The Ajam of Bahrain

  • January 31, 2018     Friendly Borders Staff

Manama – Can you imagine what it would be like to travel to a place called Two Seas? With the numerous beautiful landscapes from all over the world, there is a country literally named “two seas,” and that is Bahrain. Bahrain ...
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Han Chinese: A Majority that Lives in Diversity

  • January 10, 2018     Friendly Borders Staff

Beijing – Most people use the term “Chinese” to refer to the people of China, as well as cultural features related to the country. “Chinese” is used to describe the tasty delicacies and even the language, but who ...
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Basque People: Mystery Unfolded Through the Years

  • December 26, 2017     Joy Marie Salgado

Vitoria-Gasteiz – Walk down the romantic streets, witness the stunning sunsets, and soak in the architectural wonders of Spain. Whether through the eyes of a tourist or a local, the country’s history unfolds in every street corner ...
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