What are the South American Languages?

Portuguese and Spanish are the most spoken languages in South America, a geographic region which is part of the bigger cultural region of Latin America. Corporate Translations is a business translation company skilled in translating and typesetting these South American languages for clients throughout the UK.

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Portuguese is the official language of Brazil, which holds nearly 50% of the South American population. Spanish is the official language of most countries of the continent. Dutch is the official language of Suriname; English is the official language of Guyana, although there are at least twelve other languages spoken in the country such as Hindi, Arabic, and various indigenous dialects.

English is also spoken in the Falkland Islands. French is the official language of French Guiana.

Indigenous languages of South America include Quechua in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia; Guaraní in Paraguay and, to a much less extent, in Bolivia; Aymara in Bolivia, Peru, and less often in Chile; and Mapudungun is spoken in certain pockets of southern Chile and, more rarely, Argentina. At least three South American indigenous languages (Quechua in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia – Aymara also in Bolivia – and Guarani in Paraguay) are recognized along with Spanish as national languages.

Indigenous languages of South America include Quechua in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia; Guaraní in Paraguay and, to a much less extent, in Bolivia; Aymara in Bolivia, Peru, and less often in Chile; and Mapudungun is spoken in certain pockets of southern Chile and, more rarely, Argentina. At least three South American indigenous languages (Quechua in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia – Aymara also in Bolivia – and Guarani in Paraguay) are recognized along with Spanish as national languages.

Other languages found in South America include Hindi and Indonesian in Suriname;

Italian in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay,Venezuela, and Chile; and German in certain pockets of Argentina, Chile, Venezuela and Paraguay. German is also spoken in many regions of the southern states of Brazil, Riograndenser, Hunsrückisch being the most widely spoken German dialect in the country; among other Germanic dialects, a Brazilian form of Pomeranian is also well represented and is experiencing a revival.

Welsh remains spoken and written in the historic towns of Trelew and Rawson in the Argentinean Patagonia. There are also small clusters of Japanese-speakers in Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, and Ecuador. Arabic speakers, often of Lebanese, Syrian, or Palestinian descent, can be found in Arab communities in Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and less frequently in Colombia and Paraguay.

In most of the continent’s countries, the upper classes and well-educated people regularly study English, French, German, or Italian. In those areas where tourism is a significant industry, English and some other European languages are often spoken. There are small Spanish speaking areas in Southernmost Brazil due to the proximity of Uruguay. South Americans are culturally enriched by the historic connection with Europe, especially Spain and Portugal, and the impact of mass culture from the United States of America.

South American Translation Services

Corporate Translations Ltd is a professional translation company providing services to the companies all over the UK. Based in Essex near London, we are a long-established translation agency with experience in translating the main and indigenous South American languages. Our expertise covers business, legal, financial, technical, medical, media and website translations to name just a few.

South American Typesetting Services

Our typesetting service covers brochures, business cards, stationery and packaging labels. We have a database of hundreds of fonts and follow your English design layout as much as the script allows

For more information on our Typesetting DTP services please contact us.

Below are a selection of some of the main languages we provide translation services for:

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