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Guaraní

Fishburn and Hughes: An Indian dialect, originating in the Amazon delta area, spoken in Paraguay and in some areas of north-east Argentina. Present-day Guaraní contains a large percentage of words derived from Spanish or other foreign languages. While Guaraní is generally used by the poorer Indians and mestizo population living in the countryside, Spanish is spoken by the more affluent criollo population of the cities, who reserve Guaraní for communication with servants. The Duel