Santa Catarina (state) - Minority Languages

Minority Languages

The minority languages of the state of Santa Catarina can be divided into two distinct groups:

  • The Autoctone Languages or Indigenous Languages: Kaingang; GuaranĂ­; others...
  • The Extoctone Languages or Immigration Languages: German (HunsrĂĽckisch, Pomeranian Pommersch/Plautdietsch); Italian (Italian or Venetian), Slavic (Polish, Ukrainian, etc.) and others.

In some cities and villages, German or Talian are still the first spoken language.

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