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Paraguay

Constitution as adopted June 1992.

Article 77

    Teaching in the early school process will be in the official language of which the student is a native speaker. Students will also be taught to learn and to use both official languages of the Republic.

    Ethnic minorities, whose native language is not Guraní may chose either of the two languages.

Article 140

    Paraguay is a bilingual country with a pluralistic culture.

    Its official languages are Spanish and Gunaní. The law will establish the procedures for using one or the other.

    Indian languages, as well as those of other minority groups,. are part of the cultural heritage of the nation.

Note: The complete text of the Constitution and further information on the constitutional background of Paraguay are provided by the International Constitutional Law Project at the University of Bern.


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