The Culture and History of Argentina

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Argentinian culture is a mixture of many other cultures and it has been largely influenced by Spanish colonialism and immigrants from all around the world and mostly from Europe. Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina. The city is also known as the cultural capital and it represents political, economic and cultural heart of the country. Argentinian culture is spreaded in lots of areas from dance to language and it has very unique sides which makes the culture extremely interesting. The number of spoken languages in Argentina is at least 40, although Spanish is dominant. According to 2010 national census and some other researches, there are about 41 million Spanish speakers in the country(almost the entire population). There are around one million Levantine Arabic speakers in Argentina, as a result of immigration from the Middle East, mostly from Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine. Argentina has more than 1,500,000 Italian speakers; which is the second most spoken language in the nation. Italian immigration effectively began in the middle of the 19th century and made a permanent impact on the pronunciation and created the language what Argentinians call Castilian, which sounds more like Italian than Spanish. Some Indian languages are also used in the inner country, such as Araucano, Guarani or Quichua. Roman Catholicism acts as the official state religion. The historical background is very much due to the Spanish influence brought about through the
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