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SPA 101: 22 Países Project: Country/Culture Overviews

Quick Start: Country/Culture Overviews

CIA World Factbook

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

E-HRAF World Cultures

Covers all aspects of culture and social life (economy, history and cultural relations, family and kinship, sociopolitical organization, and religion).

  1. Choose Browse CULTURES from the database homepage
  2. Choose the by Country tab to choose your country and view related cultures.


Print Reference Books

Use these reference books to find introductions to various countries.

Country/Culture Information on the Open Web

The websites below were written by experts in the field and are authoritative sources.

Be cautious when using any websites besides these.



These resources will give you information on languages spoken throughout the US or world.

Maps locations and numbers of speakers of twelve languages commonly spoken in the United States. In the map, you can narrow the speakers by language.

This catalog provides access to information about thousands of languages

E- Reference Books

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