Guarani languages

Tupi–Guarani subgroup I
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay
Linguistic classification:


Glottolog: tupi1277[1]

The Guarani languages are a group of half a dozen or so languages in the Tupi–Guarani language family. The best known language in this family is Guarani, one of the national languages of Paraguay, alongside Spanish.

The Guarani languages are:

The varieties of Guarani proper and Kaiwá have limited mutual intelligibility. Aché and Guarani are not mutually intelligible.[3] The position of Xetá is unclear.


  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Tupi–Guarani Subgroup I". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. These varieties are all described as part of the Guarani 'macrolanguage' by Ethnologue 16

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