with our mission to be the best resource for languages and cultures,
Culture for Kids offers interesting articles, fact sheets, guidelines,
and activities for parents and educators.
Facts -- For brief facts about 267 countries, we recommend
the CIA World Factbook as the most famous online resource of maps,
flags and comprehensive collection of information. It is updated
Holidays -- Not sure when the Chinese New Year is? No problem,
check out our multicultural calendar.
Chinese zodiac --
What is your Chinese Zodiac signs? Click here to learn more.
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the languages offered in materials available from Culture For
to the latest 2000 Census, Spanish and Chinese make up two of
the most spoken lanuages at home after English!
- Arabic - Used throughout the Middle East and countries with large Muslim populations
- the language of Bangladesh, also widely spoken in Calcutta,
- Chinese spoken in Guangdong province
- the language of Iran
- the national language of the Philippines since 1987 and based
on Tagalog with some English and Spanish
- (pronounced Mong) The language of the Hmong people from Laos,
Vietnam, & Thailand
- One of the major languages of the Philippines
- the language of Cambodia
-Chinese spoken in most of Mainland China, Taiwan, & Singapore
- One of the major languages of the Philippines spoken in and
- Official language of India with many dialects
- Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu - Some of the many other languages spoken in India
- Spoken in Somalia
- Serbo-Croatian - Spoken by those in some areas of former Yugoslavia
Facts about Chinese:
- Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese use the same
- Traditional Chinese characters - used in Taiwan, Hong
Kong, Japan and Korea and many other Asian countries
- Simplified Chinese characters - used in Mainland China,
Singapore & Malaysia
- Pinyin (Hanyu Pinyin) - Romanization
of Chinese used in mainland China
- Zhuyin (Bopomofo) - phonetic symbols
used for Mandarin Chinese used in Taiwan