How many indigenous languages are spoken in Paraguay?

For this reason, the country is often cited as one of the few countries in the world that is officially bilingual. Besides Spanish and Guaraní, there are another 19 languages of indigenous origin that are spoken by about 50,000 indigenous Paraguayans.

Do people speak English in Paraguay?

Minority speaks English and Paraguayan Guaraní as first language. … In the modern day however it is assumed most have become a part of the wider Paraguayan ethnicity, although there are still some in Paraguay who identify as “English”.

Which language is spoken the most?

The most spoken languages in the world

  • English (1.132 million speakers)
  • Mandarin (1.117 million speakers)
  • Spanish (534 million speakers)
  • French (280 million speakers)
  • Arabic (274 million speakers)
  • Russian (258 million speakers)
  • Portuguese (234 million speakers)

What do Paraguayans call themselves?

Guaraní, South American Indian group living mainly in Paraguay and speaking a Tupian language also called Guaraní. Smaller groups live in Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. Modern Paraguay still claims a strong Guaraní heritage, and more Paraguayans speak and understand Guaraní than Spanish.

Who were the first people to live in Paraguay?

The original inhabitants of present-day Paraguay were Guaraní Amerindians of the Tupi-Guaraní language family. As many as 150,000 Amerindians may have been living in Paraguay at the time of the earliest European contacts.

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