Блог «Роды в Аргентине»

Languages in Argentina

The language of immigrants from Italy strongly influenced it.

The capital’s media popularized this dialect in the 20th and 21st centuries. And in the past, it gained its distribution while the desert was being conquered.

In northwest Argentina, one can still often hear the Spanish dialect of the Andean variety. In addition to the common Indian dialects, there are often immigrant languages.

The Quechua language is the most common dialect. About 300,000 people speak Argentinian Quechua. Some languages are now under threat of complete extinction. For example, only five people speak the Puelche language. Before the colonization of America, there were also languages called Abipon, Kakan and Chane, but now these are already dead languages.

Argentina has developed many different dialects based on immigrant languages. Here you can hear the slang of the Spanish language, Lunfardo. It arose due to the influence of the Italian language, which was then very popular among workers and immigrants.

And in the middle of the 20th century, the influx of immigrants from Germany increased in the country. They founded Belgranodeutsch here, which was based on mixing two languages: German and Spanish.

Approximately 60,000 immigrants from China can be found here. They speak Chinese and live mainly in Buenos Aires.