Culture and Heritage

There are two official languages ​​in Paraguay: Spanish and Guaraní, as Spanish is used at schools, government departments and commerce. However, people throughout Paraguay generally use the Guaraní language in everyday conversation, especially in rural areas.

The various Paraguayan arts reflect the influence of Indian Guaraní culture. Folk music, for example, has a slow tempo, and it is common for artists to portray Guaraní culture in their drawings. The most famous handicrafts are the Dantila Nyandoti industry, which is carried out by women in the town of Itaugua. The meaning of Nanduti in the Guaraní language is the spider's web. Like the intricate shapes on dantella nanduti flowers, animals and other familiar things. Many of the literary works of Paraguay, which was written in Spanish dealing with historical events experienced by the country.