Chilean Proverbs

Anguish is our worst advisor.

Never defecate more than what you eat.

God cures, and the doctor gets paid.

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Located in southern South America bordering the Pacific Ocean, Chile is easy to spot on a map because of its unique long and narrow shape. It also consists of many small islands near the mainland.

Native American groups such as the Mapuche and Aymara lived in Chile until Spanish arrival in the 1500s. After winning independence form Spain in the early 1800s, Chile later won coastal territory from Bolivia in a war in the late 1800s. Chile currently has a democratic government.

Chilean themes include poetry (including Nobel Prize Winners Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda), economic prosperity, tolerance, soccer, skiing, mining, music, and fishing.