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Kids Culture Corner

Guatemala

Do you know the capital of Guatemala? View the map!

Do you know what Guatemala's flag looks like? Play color the flag!


There are 23 different Mayan languages spoken in Guatemala, but Spanish is spoken by 60% of the population. Try some Spanish language activities. This site includes an on-line English-Spanish picture dictionary and an on-line Spanish-English dictionary, as well as information, quizzes and pictures to color!

Read this Mayan children's rhyme with transliteration to get some idea of the sounds of the words of the indigenous (native) people of Guatemala.

This website is available in both English and Spanish. There are activities to download, stories to listen to, and much more!

Do you know any words in English that came from Spanish words? You can find the answer to this question and many other facts about our world at Infoplease.


Women in Guatemala work an average of 11.5 hours per day, more than any other women in the world. What kind of work do you think they do? Would it be similar to the work that women do in the United States or different? You can find the answers to these questions and many other interesting facts at this website with facts about all countries in the world.

I really feel like I have a family in America after being an au pair. My host family is going to visit me and my family in Sweden this winter and I cannot wait to see them!
Sandra, au pair
Sweden