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Arepa
AREPA (Spanish pronunciation: ) is a type of food made of ground maize dough or cooked flour prominent in the cuisine of Colombia
Colombia
and Venezuela
Venezuela
, and also popular in Panama
Panama
and Ecuador
Ecuador
. The Timoto-Cuicas are credited with having invented the arepa. It is eaten daily in those countries and can be served with accompaniments such as cuajada (fermented milk) or avocado, or split to make sandwiches. Sizes, maize types, and added ingredients vary its preparation. Arepas can also be found in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
, the Dominican Republic , Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
and the Canary Islands
Canary Islands
. It is similar in shape to the Mexican gordita and the Salvadoran pupusa
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Timoto-Cuica People
TIMOTO–CUICA PEOPLE were an indigenous group composed primarily of two tribes, the TIMOTE and the CUICA, that inhabited in the Andean region of western Venezuela
Venezuela
. They were closely related to the Muisca of the Andes
Andes
, who spoke Muysccubun , a version of Chibcha . The Timoto-Cuicas were not only composed of the Timoto and the Cuica tribes, but also the Mucuchíes, the Migures, the Tabayes, and the Mucuñuques. CONTENTS * 1 Culture and society * 2 References * 3 Bibliography * 4 External links CULTURE AND SOCIETY Timoto-Cuica territory, in present-day Mérida, Venezuela
Venezuela
Pre-Columbian Venezuela
Venezuela
had an estimated indigenous population of one million, with the Andean region being the most densely populated area. The two tribes lived peacefully in what are today the states of Mérida , Trujillo , and Táchira
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Cornmeal
CORNMEAL is a meal (coarse flour ) ground from dried maize (corn). It is a common staple food , and is ground to fine, medium, and coarse consistencies, but not as fine as wheat flour. In the United States
United States
, very finely ground cornmeal is also referred to as CORN FLOUR. When fine cornmeal is made from maize that has been soaked in an alkaline solution, e.g., limewater (a process known as nixtamalization ), it is called masa , which is used for making tamales and tortillas . Boiled cornmeal is called polenta in Italy and mamalyga in Ukraine
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Maize Meal
CORNMEAL is a meal (coarse flour ) ground from dried maize (corn). It is a common staple food , and is ground to fine, medium, and coarse consistencies, but not as fine as wheat flour. In the United States
United States
, very finely ground cornmeal is also referred to as CORN FLOUR. When fine cornmeal is made from maize that has been soaked in an alkaline solution, e.g., limewater (a process known as nixtamalization ), it is called masa , which is used for making tamales and tortillas . Boiled cornmeal is called polenta in Italy
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Flour
FLOUR is a substance, generally a powder , made by grinding raw grains or roots and used to make many different foods . Cereal flour is the main ingredient of bread , which is a staple food for many cultures, making the availability of adequate supplies of flour a major economic and political issue at various times throughout history. Wheat flour is one of the most important ingredients in Oceanic , European , South American , North American , Middle Eastern , North Indian and North African cultures, and is the defining ingredient in their styles of breads and pastries . While wheat is the most common base for flour, maize flour has been important in Mesoamerican cuisine since ancient times and remains a staple in the Americas. Rye flour is a constituent of bread in central Europe
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Maize
MAIZE (/ˈmeɪz/ _MAYZ_ ; _Zea mays_ subsp. _mays_, from Spanish : _maíz_ after Taíno _mahiz_), also known as CORN, is a large grain plant first domesticated by indigenous peoples in southern Mexico
Mexico
about 10,000 years ago. The leafy stalk of the plant produces separate pollen and ovuliferous inflorescences or ears , which are fruits, yielding kernels or seeds. Maize
Maize
has become a staple food in many parts of the world, with total production surpassing that of wheat or rice . However, not all of this maize is consumed directly by humans. Some of the maize production is used for corn ethanol , animal feed and other maize products , such as corn starch and corn syrup . The six major types of corn are dent corn , flint corn , pod corn , popcorn , flour corn , and sweet corn
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Colombia
Coordinates : 4°N 72°W / 4°N 72°W / 4; -72 Republic of Colombia _República de Colombia_ (Spanish ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Libertad y Orden" (Spanish) "Freedom and Order" ANTHEM: _¡Oh, Gloria Inmarcesible! _ (Spanish) _O unfading glory!_ Capital and largest city Bogotá 4°35′N 74°4′W / 4.583°N 74.067°W / 4.583; -74.067 OFFICIAL LANGUAGES Spanish a RECOGNIZED REGIONAL LANGUAGES 68 ethnic languages and dialects
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Venezuela
Coordinates : 7°N 65°W / 7°N 65°W / 7; -65 Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Venezuela
* _República Bolivariana de Venezuela_ (Spanish ) _ Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: Gloria al Bravo Pueblo _ (English: "Glory to the Brave People") Capital and largest city Caracas
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Panama
Coordinates : 9°N 80°W / 9°N 80°W / 9; -80 Republic of Panama _República de Panamá_ (Spanish ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Pro Mundi Beneficio" "For the Benefit of the World" ANTHEM: _ Himno Istmeño
Himno Istmeño
_ (Spanish ) Hymn of the Isthmus Capital and largest city Panama City
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Ecuador
Coordinates : 2°00′S 77°30′W / 2.000°S 77.500°W / -2.000; -77.500 REPUBLIC OF ECUADOR _República del Ecuador_ (Spanish ) _ Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: * "Dios, patria y libertad" (Spanish ) * "Pro Deo, Patria et Libertate" (Latin ) * "God, homeland and freedom" ANTHEM: Salve, Oh Patria_ (Spanish) _Hail, Oh Homeland_ CAPITAL Quito
Quito
00°9′S 78°21′W / 0.150°S 78.350°W / -0.150; -78.350
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Timoto–Cuica People
TIMOTO–CUICA PEOPLE were an indigenous group composed primarily of two tribes, the TIMOTE and the CUICA, that inhabited in the Andean region of western Venezuela
Venezuela
. They were closely related to the Muisca of the Andes
Andes
, who spoke Muysccubun , a version of Chibcha . The Timoto-Cuicas were not only composed of the Timoto and the Cuica tribes, but also the Mucuchíes, the Migures, the Tabayes, and the Mucuñuques. CONTENTS * 1 Culture and society * 2 References * 3 Bibliography * 4 External links CULTURE AND SOCIETY Timoto-Cuica territory, in present-day Mérida, Venezuela
Venezuela
Pre-Columbian Venezuela
Venezuela
had an estimated indigenous population of one million, with the Andean region being the most densely populated area. The two tribes lived peacefully in what are today the states of Mérida , Trujillo , and Táchira
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Puerto Rico
Coordinates : 18°12′N 66°30′W / 18.2°N 66.5°W / 18.2; -66.5 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico _Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico_ (Spanish ) Flag Seal MOTTO: "Joannes est nomen ejus " (Latin ) "John is his name" ANTHEM: " La Borinqueña " "The Borinquenian" " The Star-Spangled Banner " COAT OF ARMS STATUS Unincorporated territory Capital and largest city San Juan 18°27′N 66°6′W / 18.450°N 66.100°W / 18.450; -66.100 OFFICIAL LANGUAGES Spanish (most commonly used) English COMMON LANGUAGES 94.7% Spanish 5.3% English ETHNIC GROUPS 75.8% White 12.4% Black 3.3% Two or more races 0.5% American Indian MARGIN-LEFT:1.2EM;FONT-WEIGHT:NORMAL;">• PRESIDENT Donald Trump (R ) • GOVERNOR Ricky Rosselló (NPP ) • U.S
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Dominican Republic
Coordinates : 19°00′N 70°40′W / 19.000°N 70.667°W / 19.000; -70.667 Dominican Republic _República Dominicana_ (Spanish ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Dios, Patria, Libertad" (Spanish) "God, Homeland, Freedom" ANTHEM: _Quisqueyanos Valientes _ _Valiant Quisqueyans_ Capital and largest city Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo
19°00′N 70°40′W / 19.000°N 70.667°W / 19.000; -70.667 OFFICIAL LANGUAGES Spanish ETHNIC GROUPS (1960 A) * 72.9% Mixed * 16.1% White b * 10.9% Black * 0.1%
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Trinidad And Tobago
Coordinates : 11°14′57″N 60°39′09″W / 11.249285°N 60.652557°W / 11.249285; -60.652557 Republic
Republic
of Trinidad
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Canary Islands
The CANARY ISLANDS (/kəˈnɛəri ˈaɪləndz/ ; Spanish : _Islas Canarias_ pronounced , locally ) also known as the CANARIES (Spanish : _Canarias_), are an archipelago and autonomous community of Spain located on the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
, 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Morocco
Morocco
. The Canaries are among the outermost regions (OMR) of the European Union
European Union
proper. It is also one of the eight regions with special consideration of historical nationality recognized as such by the Spanish Government . The main islands are (from largest to smallest) Tenerife
Tenerife
, Fuerteventura , Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria
, Lanzarote , La Palma
La Palma
, La Gomera and El Hierro
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Mexico
Coordinates : 23°N 102°W / 23°N 102°W / 23; -102 United Mexican States _Estados Unidos Mexicanos_ (Spanish ) _ Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: Himno Nacional Mexicano
Himno Nacional Mexicano
_ (English: "Mexican National Anthem") Capital and largest city Mexico City
Mexico City
19°26′N 99°08′W / 19.433°N 99.133°W / 19.433; -99.133 OFFICIAL LANGUAGES None at federal level RECOGNIZED REGIONAL LANGUAGES* Spanish 68 native language groups
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