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Guaraní speaking countries

Guaraní is one out of two official languages in Paraguay and is spoken in Bolivia as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Guaraní language (native name: Avañe'ẽ) has its roots in the Tupian language family.

As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 40 percent is in Paraguay. A total of about 2.8 million people worldwide speak Guaraní as their mother tongue.
Distribution Guaraní

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
ParaguaySouth Americayes40.1 %2,688,000
BoliviaSouth Americano1.0 %121,000



Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Guaraní as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.