Folkmoot USA 2013

Jul 17, 2013

Mexico

Capital: Mexico City

Population: 112.3 million

Size: 742,490 square miles

Languages: Spanish

Classic Mexican dish: Carne Asada

A famous native: Artist Frida Kahlo

Say welcome in Spanish: “Hola”

 

Thailand

Capital: Bangkok

Population: 67,448,120

Size: 197,255 square miles

Languages: Thai

Classic Thai dish: Khao khluk kapi (Fried rice with shrimp paste)

A famous native: Painter Vasan Sitthiket

Say welcome in Thai: “ยินดีต้อนรับ” (like yin-dee-ton-rab)

 

Slovakia

Capital: Bratislava

Population: 5,488,339

Size: 18,573 square miles

Languages: Slovak, Hungarian

Classic Slovak dish: Bryndzové halušky (potato dumplings with sheep's-milk cheese)

A famous native: Ivan Bella pilot, first Slovak to fly in space

Say welcome in Slovak: “Vitaj” (like vee-taj)

 

Japan

Capital: Tokyo

Population: 127,253,075

Size: 140,728 square miles

Languages: Japanese

Classic Japanese dish: Chazuke or ochazuke

A famous native: Olympic medalist Shizuka Arakawa

Say welcome in Japanese: “Youkoso irasshai mashita.”

 

Canada

Capital: Ottawa

Population: 34,207,000

Size: 5,645,142 square miles

Languages: English, French

Classic Canadian dish: Poutine

A famous native: Lorne Michaels, creator “Saturday Night Live”

Say welcome in Canada: “Hello, welcome.”

 

Martinique

Capital: Fort-de-France

Population: 412,305

Size: 426 square miles

Languages: French, Creole patois

Classic dish: Plantain Au Gratin

A famous native: Author Patrick Chamoiseau

Say welcome in French: “Bienvenue” (like byan-vuh-ny)

 

Poland

Capital: Warsaw

Population: 38,383,809

Size: 117,473 square miles

Languages: Polish

Classic dish: Barszcz biały – sauerkraut, pork broth with cubed boiled pork, kielbasa, ham, hard boiled egg, and dried breads (rye, pumpernickel)

A famous native: Pope John Paul II

Say welcome in Polish: “Witamy” (like we-ta-ma)

 

France

Capital: Paris

Population: 65,951,611

Size: 247,124 square miles

Languages: French

Classic dish: Crème brulee

A famous native: Joan of Arc

Say welcome in French: “Bienvenue” (like byan-vuh-ny)

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