In this series of articles we overview languages present in any given country. This time we are looking at the languages spoken in Argentina

The biggest languages present in Argentina include:

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Italian

There is no official languages in Argentina, although some languages may have a functionally similar status, or be official in some of the administrative divisions of the country.

Below you will find summaries for the languages supported by our translation services.

Spanish

Spanish is a Romance language, closely related to Romanian, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, and other languages of the same branch of the language family. It has no country-wide official status in Argentina.

Spanish language summary
Number of speakers worldwide558 million
Language familyIndo-European
WritingSpanish alphabet
Major Spanish-speaking populations in:20 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

More than a hundred million people use Spanish as their language of day-to-day communication. Countries with a significant number of people speaking the language include:

  • Mexico
  • El Salvador
  • Panama
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Costa Rica
  • Spain
  • Uruguay
  • Guatemala
  • Bolivia

Around 99% of the population of Argentina speak Spanish.

Writing

Spanish uses the Latin alphabet. It employs the extended version of the script, however, with 9 additional symbols. It is written from left to right.

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English

English is a Germanic language, closely related to Icelandic, Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish, and other languages of the same branch of the language family. It has no country-wide official status in Argentina.

English language summary
Number of speakers worldwide1.15 billion
Language familyIndo-European
WritingEnglish alphabet
Major English-speaking populations in:35 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

There are major English-speaking populations in more than 30 countries of the world. Examples of countries, where English has a major presence, include:

  • Tanzania
  • Pakistan
  • Germany
  • Singapore

Around 42% of the population of Argentina speak English.

Writing

English employs the English script, which in itself is a sub-type of the Latin script. It is written in the left-to-right fashion.

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Italian

Italian is a Indo-European language, distantly related to Portuguese, Albanian, Romanian, Macedonian, as well as a number of other languages. It has no country-wide official status in Argentina.

Italian language summary
Number of speakers worldwide85 million
Language familyIndo-European
WritingItalian alphabet
Major Italian-speaking populations in:9 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

Italian is spoken by around 85 million people around the world. With regard to the number of speakers, the most notable 3 countries are Italy, Malta, and San Marino.

Less than a quarter of the population speaks Italian in Argentina, 1.36 million people in total.

Writing

Italian employs the Italian script, which in itself is a sub-type of the Latin script. It is written in the left-to-right fashion.

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