Spanish is a Romance language also spoken in Spain; it is
closely related to other Romance languages, including Portuguese, Italian, French,
Romanian, others. The dialect of Spanish in Argentina is quite distinct in comparison
to that of Spain and there are also many minor differences in the language across
Quechuan is a language family of South America, primarily
found in the Andes Mountains. There are numerous languages that are included in
this language family, but all are similar. Mapudungun, like Quechuan, is a language
family of South America, which is spoken by the Mapuche people. This language is
quite similar across all speakers; the number of people in Argentina
that speak these languages is very limited in both numbers and in area.
Much of Argentina's population is Roman Catholic,
which is not a surprise since both the Spanish and Italians are generally Catholic
and these two groups make up the majority of Argentina's population. Despite
the large percentage of people that are nominally Catholic, the number of practicing
Catholics is much lower. Less than 10% of the population adheres to another religion.
Catholicism is a Christian religion that is one of the first Christian religions
(founded after the death of Jesus in about 30-33 AD). Catholicism believes that
there is a single God who created everything, a savior, the son of God, Jesus Christ
who is the forgiver of sins, and there is the Holy Spirit, which makes up the last
part of the Holy Trinity. Catholics follow the teachings of the Bible, consisting
of the Old and New Testaments. Much of the faith is based on the life and teachings
of Jesus, which is found in the gospels (in the New Testament).
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