The minority languages of the state of Santa Catarina can be divided into two distinct groups:
- The Autoctone Languages or Indigenous Languages: Kaingang; Guaraní; others...
- The Extoctone Languages or Immigration Languages: German (Hunsrückisch, 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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