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Lesson of the Week: Palabras de Religión - Words for Religion

cristiano
judeo
musulmán
hindú
budista

católico
protestante
mormón
presbyteriano
luterano
evangélico
metodista
anglicano

episcopalo

Christian
Jewish
Muslim
Hindu
Buddhist

Catholic
Protestant
Mormon
Presbyterian
Lutheran
Evangelical
Methodist
Anglican
Episcopalian

Don't be surprised of somebody you meet in the Spanish speaking world asks you straight out "eres católico?" or "qué religión eres?" For them religion is a big part of life, and approximately 80 to 90% of Latin Americans are Catholic. When I was first living in Zacatecas I was a little bewildered at trying to explain in my broken Spanish that I was Episcopalian, which few had ever heard of! Some people even asked me "no eres católica, pero crees en Dios?" (you're not Catholic, but you believe in God?) Despite the emphasis on Catholicism, there are many other religions practiced througout Latin America. Here are some general statistics for religious groups from the CIA World Fact Book.

religious statistics for Latin America

stats for religion in Latin America

Dios
fe
creer
creencias
el alma
la biblia
rezar
oraciones
iglesia
catedral
misa
sacerdote
padre
monja
misionarios
bautizmo
el cielo
angeles
santo
espíritu
el infierno
diablo

God
faith
to believe
beliefs
the soul
the bible
to pray

prayers
church
cathedral
mass
priest
father
nun
missionaries
baptism
heaven
angels
saint
spirit
hell
devil

Activity/Worksheet: Religious Words

Quiz: Religious Words

Hangman: Palabras Religiosas

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