Asuncion Paraguay Culture
The vast majority of cultural centres are located in the capital of Paraguay, making them ideal for culture lovers. It is a dry, flat plain that forms the eastern slope of the Andes, stretching from the southern tip of South America to the western edge of Central America, as one would expect. Here, a dense population has settled on the grassy slopes that lean towards the Paraguay River.
Paraguay is divided into two regions, the oriental and the occidental, on the Paraguay River. It divides it into an eastern region, officially called Eastern Paraguay (or "Paradise Oriental"), known as the Paranena region, and a western region, also known as Chaco.
In the east of Paraguay, the largest part of the population is crowded and resides in high altitudes. There are four capitals that form a cross, with Concepcion being the northern point of this cross. If you look at a map of Paraguy, you will find most of the inhabitants in the eastern region, except for some cities in Chaco, the western region.
The border between Bolivia and Brazil is on the border with Paraguy, between the two countries Paraguay and Argentina and Uruguay. This bloody conflict, called the "War of the Tripartite Alliance" (1865-1870), captivated Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, causing the latter to lose more than 80% of their territory and the majority of their population. That resentment had lasted so long that Argentina - Brazil - Uruguay ended up forming a united front against Paraguay, almost wiping the country off the map. It was the last battle of this Paraguayan war lost by the most male population, but the battle continues to haunt the national consciousness and remains a powerful national symbol.
The Gran Chaco is the most disputed area that Bolivia lost to Paraguay during the "Chaco War" (1932-35), during which time it lost most of the disputed areas. The ChACO is a region with a population of more than 1.5 million people and a total area of about 2,000 square kilometers.
The western part of Paraguay and the Gran Chaco are inhabited by the Guaycuru, of which the Paraguay River, one of the largest rivers in South America and an important source of irrigation, is the most prominent.
The Guarani culture continues to have a great influence and the majority of the seven million inhabitants of Paraguay are mestizos or Indians, who today make up about two thirds of the population of the country, about one third of the total population. GuarANI is spoken side by side with Spanish, The official language of the country, and more than 90% of this population speak different dialects, some of them in Spanish and others in English. The majority, if not all, of their people speak an indigenous language, but the Guarani speak a mixture of Guarsani and Spanish, known as "Jopara," which means "mixed" in Guardani. This fusion is known as "joparas" ("fusion"), a combination of two different languages, with the same language as the other two languages.
Although the Guarani were the main population of Paraguay when the Spaniards arrived, many of them took their wives with them, creating a mestizo culture that now comprises 95% of the population. Many indigenous peoples speak a non-guarsani language, and some marry with the local population, but historians attribute the importance of Guardani as a language and national culture to the influence of second-generation Brazilians who were born and raised in Paraguay in the 1990s. Another form of "GuarANI" or "national culture" is "Jopara," a mixture of Spanish and the language used by the indigenous Guarani people, with a mixture of Joparas.
After the Second World War, Paraguay received many immigrants who fell in love with hospitality and decided to stay and call them home. During their stay in the countryside, students will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in Paraguayan culture, improve their Spanish skills and learn about the structure of family life through a stay with host families.
The city of Cordoba was the clerical capital of the Jesuits and belonged to the Viceroyalty of Peru. After the Argentines deposed the Spanish Viceroy in 1810, they tried to extend their control over the territory of Paraguay. The Lopez family survived the Triple War, taking over Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay and dominating the region for the next three decades until its defeat in World War II. During these decades, the country was plunged into a depression and its population, including Solano Lopez, was wiped out. Paraguaya itself was the subject of a war between the two great powers Argentina and Brazil between 1811 and 1815.
During the first three centuries, Asuncion was inhabited by a mestizo population who spoke Spanish and Guarani, the two main languages of Paraguay.
Paraguay became a peripheral colony and the Jesuits maintained extensive facilities and built 30 missions in the region, which lies between Spanish-controlled Argentina and Portugal and controls Brazil. The new foundations flourished and Paraguay became one of the most important colonies for the Catholic Church worldwide.