"You're from Mexico right?"
"OMG, you're Puerto Rican?!"
"I know, you're from South America!"
I hear those phrases way too often, and this is usually my response, "No, actually, my family is from Central America." Then 9 times out of 10 the person responds with, "We have a Central America? What? Since when?"
Although sometimes people genuinely don't know about the other countries around them, it is still a good idea to learn about them. So in this short article, I am going to give you a few facts about Central America. Just in case you ever find yourself in a conversation like this, you will not make a complete fool of yourself. lol. Thank me later.
Where is Central America??
Normally everyone asks "Well where is that?" Central America is the thin piece of land connecting North America to South America. It is bordered by the end of Mexico and the beginning of Colombia. So no, Central America is not located in the middle of the United States. But the next time you do look at a map see if you can spot Central America.
largest country in Central America is Nicaragua, and the smallest is El Salvador.
weather in these countries is normally dry, hot, and humid. This is because the equator lies right above them. The dry seasons normally run from mid-November to may, while the wet seasons are from June to October. These countries are perfect places for warm getaways in the winter!
What languages do they speak?
The most common language spoken in Central America is Spanish. In every country except Belize, Spanish is the official language. In Belize the official language is English, but the people speak Spanish more. There are other languages spoken like Mayan languages, Miskito, Garifuna, Kuna, and many more.
There are many more cool facts to learn about Central America, as well as things to see and people to meet. I hope that you learned a few things and if you ever meet someone from Central America, you'll be able to keep up a good conversation!