What language is spoken in Chile? Are there any indigenous languages?
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Chile’s official language is Castellano or Chilean Spanish, which is spoken by the majority of the inhabitants. The languages of the native peoples are also spoken and efforts are made to preserve them – Mapudungun, the language of the Mapuches, mainly in the south, in the Region of Araucanía and in Santiago; Aymara, in the north; Quechua in the border area between Chile, Peru and Bolivia; and Rapanui, on Easter Island, located in Polynesia.