India | Country (Week 1)

India | Country

Today we are traveling from Europe to Asia to unpack our suitcases in a country with the 2nd largest population (fyi: number of people) in the world! In fact, 1 out of every 5 people in the world live in this country, the Himalaya Mountains run through it, and its national symbol is the Bengal Tiger. We have arrived in India.

Country | India

Country Facts

1. Size: 1,269,800,359 Square Miles (about the size of Alaska, Texas & California combined)

2. Population: 1,220,800,359 (Yes, you are reading correctly, that is over 1.2 billion people.)

3. Capital City: New Delhi


4. Religion: Hinduism 74.33%, Christians 5.84%, Evangelicals 2.2%

5. Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)

6. Languages: Constitutionally 22 official languages. The main ones are Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil and Urdu. English is a subsidiary official language. Learn some phrases in Hindi by watching this 2 minute video.

7. Popular Sites To Visit: Taj Mahal, Varanasi, Ajanta Caves, Jaisalmer, Harmandir Sahib, Kanha National Park

8. Largest Mountain Range: The Himalayas

9. National Symbol: Bengal Tiger

India | Country

Tigress taken in Bandhavgarh National Park by Archith

10. Mahatma Ghandi is famous because of the important role he played in gaining India’s independence.

Cultivating Hearts for the Nations

Cultivating Hearts

I attended a wonderful seminar at the Christian Alliance for Orphan’s Conference (CAFO) this past May entitled Cultivating Hearts for the Nations which was presented by Beth Guckenberger. I thought, what a great title! It really sums up what I want Mommy Maleta to be all about. I want children to understand what other children’s […]

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Holland Recipe (Week 4) Dutch Apple Pancakes

Holland Recipe Dutch Apple Pancake

Apple picking season in almost here! And with it come my own childhood memories of climbing ladders to pluck off apples at the top of the tree at Edward’s Apple Orchard, juice dripping down my chin while trying to decide whether I liked red or golden delicious more, and washing down warm, fresh out of […]

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