A Nice Gesture by Jeroen Arendsen

A Nice Gesture by Jeroen Arendsen

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Countries, Cultures and Gestures

The way people gesture is part of the culture of a country. Which is why I present you here a list of decent introductions into the culture of many countries. Be sure to check each second paragraph on ‘Communication Styles’ which includes speech and gestures. You can also learn about displays of emotion, and many other aspects of culture. More external links are given in numbers 2, 3, etc. Any posts on this site are indicated with the little logo.

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belgium
Benin
Bolivia
Bosnia And Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil 2 3
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic
Chile
China 2 3 4
Colombia
Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The
Costa Rica
Cote D’ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Czech Republic
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia 2
Finland
France 2
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Guinea
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Iran, Islamic Republic Of - 2
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy 2 3
Jamaica
Japan 2 3 4
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea, Republic Of 2
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao, People’s Democratic Republic
Latvia
Lebanon
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Lithuania
Macedonia
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Mexico 2
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal 2
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Pakistan
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines 2
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Somalia
South Africa 2
Spain 2
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Syria
Taiwan 2
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-leste
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uruguay 2
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Ps. Many, many thanks to the Canadian Office of Foreign Affairs for putting the info collected by their people online. Should the links break then please let me know. There is a mirror I can point you to.

3 Responses to “Countries, Cultures and Gestures”

  1. 1
    janet driggers:

    I was looking for the differences in Iceland

  2. 2
    Joyce:

    It sounds like you’re creating problems yourself by trying to solve this issue instead of looking at why their is a problem in the first place

  3. 3
    Gestural Differences: Iceland vs. Italy | A Nice Gesture:

    [...] you are interested in gestural differences between countries and cultures, you may want to read: Conversation Patterns in Icelandic and Italian People: Similarities and [...]

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