aguinaldo: traditional Christmas song.
arepa: roll of fried or baked corn flour.
arepera: snack bar specializing in arepas.
baile de tambor: popular dance accompanied by energetic drum rhythms.
baile del sebucdn: maypole dance.
barrio: working-class housing district.
bolas criollas: open-air lawn bowling.
cachapa: sweet pancake of corn flour.
carite, el: a type of fish; also the name given to a traditional dance enacting the work of fishermen.
cazabe: crisp bread made of yucca.
chicha: drink made of corn or rice.
chigiiire: capybara, the world's largest rodent, eaten during Lent.
chimbángueles: battery of drums used at certain saints' festivals.
Cinemateca Nacional: organization created in 1966 to promote new films and research on the Venezuelan cinema.
CNAC: state agency formed in 1994 to stimulate film production.
cotnida criolla: typical Venezuelan cuisine.
compadrazgo: system of kinship ties established through the naming of godparents.