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Oceania: The Most Interesting and Diverse culture of the world     

Camila Uribarren & Alejandro Perez 

Cultural identity in Oceania is a very extensive and interesting topic because it is full of information.Culture is a complex whole that includes knowledge, beliefs, art, morals, law, customs and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society. Its original language is English.

The well known Fiji  island has a national dish called Fijian Kokoda and a mythical creature called The-Tao-Mai-Matang. Kiribati has an unofficial national instrument called The Buki. Points in Oceania have dark brown skin, thick beards, wavy black hair, and monumental lips. Females have extensive curly hair or are short.

The best known instrument is the didgeridoo, this is made from the trunk of the eucalyptus. It also has a fundamental role in rituals, there is even a 2-meter-long variant, which is played only in relevant celebrations.  Some famous bands In Australia are Kyle Minogue, Iggy Azalea, Savage Garden, Gotye and Tame Impala.

The most popular religions are christianity and Protestantism because many islands were English and French colonies, so they have their influence in some aspects. In Oceania there are also many original religions that are very old with hundreds of years old, and the majority of them are practiced by indigenous people. They also dance to the gods, they sing, they dance around the fire (that is also considered as a sacred thing).

The first settlers of Oceania history were from the southeast by two different groups of people at widely separated points in time. During 1820 in different parts of the continent they discovered the gold and the rumors around the world began. The first birth recorded was that of a child born to English parents.New Zealand is an independent parliamentary democracy.

Some traditional custom is the festival, which is free for everyone; it starts at 5 am with a sunrise service at Te Whare Rūnanga. Well over 150 market stalls offer an impressive variety of handicrafts, clothing and a vast diversity of food possibilities. 

Popular food that Oceani loves are,  exotic meat. Australians will commonly eat plenty of exotic meat as well. A popular dip of Australia is the Veggemite, the Fayre bread that is bread with color sprinkles.

Although New Zealand has adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the rights of the Maori population remain unfulfilled. Maori life expectancy is 7.3 years less than non-Maori, family income is 78% of the national average, 45% of Maori leave senior secondary school without a qualification and more than 50% of the prison population is Maori. 

The culture of Oceania has many similarities to Mexico, such as "surfing", but their traditions and customs are very different. Their phenotypes, languages, religion, music, sports, fashion, and food are also different, with extreme phenotypes and a lot of diversity. They use fresh fashion and floral prints, dresses, skirts, and so on, due to the hot climate.  Is a conglomerate of different roots and cultures, which makes it fused with diversity. The continent has to highlight many natural resources that make the tourism section increase.

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