Guaraní is an official language of Paraguay, along with
a group of aboriginal tribes of South America, currently inhabiting parts of
Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina. Their language is derived from the
Tupian linguistic stock.
- the Guarani were also later described,
amongst many other historical documents in existence today, in 1903,
by Croatian explorers Mirko and Stjepan Seljan.
- the Guarani are part of a large
cultural-linguistic (the tupí-guaraní) people native to a
South-American civilization first encountered by the early
Indo-Iberian settlers arriving in the region.