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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 16th, 2003, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Question about Argentina...

I'm just wondering... I 'm quiet sure looking by most Argentinians last name, they are originally from Italy. but why the hell they speaks Spanish?

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I'm not sure all of our last names are Italians... There was a huge migration process at the beginning of the 20th century from Italy, but there were lots of immigrants from Spain in the 40's-60's...
There are lots of immigrants in Argentina: Jewish, Eastern Europe...

And, yes, we speak Spanish because Argentina was an Spanish colony until early 19th century.

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