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Also, the Brazil and the Argentina have in its geography several toponyms in Guarani, for certain, jealously care (Japeju, birthplace of the Liberator San Martin, in the Argentina; and Itamaraty, headquarters of the Brazilian diplomacy). In addition, in all four countries there are important settlements of native Guarani communities, owners originating in the culture and language that today we are dealing with in this process of Americanist claim. On the other hand, it is worth mentioning that on 13 December 2006, Guarani was recognized as one of the languages of Mercosur; According to Decision 31/06 of the Council of the common market. On the other hand, it is noteworthy that on 28 April 2009, the Mercosur Parliament (Parlasur) recognized the Guarani language as an official language of Mercosur. Today in all Mercosur it is estimated that there are ten million Guarani-speaking. 2 Of the origins and characteristics of the language GUARANi El Guarani language spoken many thousands of years before the arrival of foreigners to the American continent, as they witness the fossil remains, human and cultural discovery and certified in all Mercosur.

Specifically, and by way of example, the fossils found in the excavations of the Itaipu dam, in Paraguay; they have ten thousand years old. Guarani left deep footprints in South America, remained the same until today in various toponyms (names of countries and cities), poorly written and pronounced. Thus, in the current Mercosur: Paraguai (for-gua-y), Japeju (and-ape-ju), Uruguai (Urugua-y), Itamarati (Ita-mara-ty). Guarani always gave his name to places by the abundant presence of any natural element in them, using the suffixes (antique) ty to refer to plants (kurupa’y, aguai-ty and ty, are-Cesareo, ky yi-antique ka) and minerals (juky-ty, yvy-ty-rusu, ita-ty); and kua to indicate abundance of animals and people (jaguarete-kua, guasu-kua, tapira-kua-y, kamba-kua). Also, used the suffix and to nominate forestry varieties (karanda-, and handsome – and, kurupa’y – jata – and, juasy-, and) (amba – and), and aquatic areas the and to indicate rivers, streams or water courses with an abundance of certain fish or other species and aquatic varieties (pirape-, and jatyta – and akara – and javevyi – and).

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