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Indigenous South America

Indigenous Languages of South America

South America is one of the most linguistically diverse areas in the world with 37 language families, 448 languages of which over 70 are unclassified. Indigenous languages are used throughout the entire continent. They are spoken by over 11 million people alongside Spanish and Portuguese. Although it is generally established that South American Indians migrated from the north, none of their ...Full Article


Guaraní (avañe’ẽ) belongs to the Tupi-Guaraní family of South America. It is spoken by 4.6 million people in Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil (Ethnologue). These languages are spoken by people who inhabit a ...Full Article