The Guaraní Language in Paraguay

I fully acknowledge that Shawn is much more familiar with this subject than I am, but the New York Times has an excellent article up on the Guaraní language of Paraguay. The historical context is that Guaraní was one of several languages spoken among the semi-sedentary indigenous peoples of eastern South America (other language groups include the Gê language family and the Tupi language family, among others) The prevalence of the Guaraní language in Paraguay, where over half the population speaks it and where it is constitutionally protected, is not anything new to anybody who studies southern South America, but it’s still a fascinating story, and well worth checking out.

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About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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