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culture of equatorial guinea compared to the US


Culture here and in the U.S. isn't entirely different; although there are some differences. One of the biggest differences is that witchcraft and other odd rituals are very common to see being preformed and advertised throughout the country and in large numbers. Although Roman Catholicism is still the dominant religion; practice or witchcraft and paganism is not uncommon. Here, unlike many other countries, there are many great ancient and traditional dances and songs that are still practiced throughout Equatorial Guinea, unlike here in the U.S. where most dance and music is modernized with a minute percent of the populous still avidly practicing traditional dance and song. The most common languages spoken in Equatorial Guinea are Spanish, Portuguese, and French; unlike the U.S. were the masses speak English and a lower percent speak a smorgasbord of languages. Greetings are accompanied by enthusiastic handshaking and sometimes a small bow, along with greeting women with a light kiss on both cheeks. Greeting everybody in a small group is very common; also if the hand is dirty one extends their forearm to be shaken instead. Most greeting in verbatim are formal greeting such as Buenos Dias Senior/Senorita (Insert name here). People stand close to one another, often touching while they talk. Holding hands or locking arms while talking or walking is common for men and children. While talking hand gestures are often used to communicate better and to express greater what has happened in life so for example hands closed in a prayer position can mean anything from “nothing left” to “such is life.”

Posted by zack1123 20:08

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