Reading: The Bribri Community

Today, we are going to learn more about the Bribri Community, an indigenous community located in Talamanca.

Pre-Reading

Look for the words in the search word

Read the following words and make sure you understand what they mean

PopulationLanguage
DeepSettlements
HeartBuildings
TownStrongly
BeliefsCrops

Solve the following exercise

Reading

The Bribri are the largest indigenous population in Costa Rica, around 10,000 Bribri reside in the mountains of the Talamanca region, and a smaller population lives in Bocas del Toro, Panama as well.

The Bribri live in communities deep in the heart of the rainforest. The Bribri have their own language, many are bilingual and speak Spanish as well.

Bribri settlements are located in some of the most remote areas of the country, and many villages are only accessible by river.

Their towns often include community buildings, schools, and houses as spiritual centers.

Some buildings have running water and limited electricity, but generally Bribris live in rustic houses isolated from one another.

Their religion is strongly tied to the environment, Their beliefs involve mythology involving the spirits of nature

The Bribri are agriculturalists with bananas and cocoa as their main cash crops. They also produce about 120 other crops, including corn, beans, root crops, palm, coffee, medicinal plants, commercial and construction lumber.

Post-Reading

All these are false statements about the Bribi community, rewrite to make them true

#1The Bribris live in Cartago
#2The Bribri People can speak English
#3The Bribri communities have supermarkets
#4 Some Buildings have a good internet connection
#5The Bribri community live in modern mansions
#6The Bribri people believe in catholicism
#7The Bribri people don’t plant anything
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