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The Chilean Language Academy

This Academy was created on June 5, 1885, in Santiago. In chronological terms, it was the sixth such academy established in Latin America. Its purposes are: 1. to ensure the purity and splendor of the Spanish language; 2. to collaborate with the projects of the Royal Spanish Academy and the Association of Spanish Language Academies, […]

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Chilean Spanish

Chilean Spanish, the Chilean dialect or Chilean castellano has three major influences: the indigenous languages (the Mapuche language and the Quechua of the south), “rioplatense” Spanish and that of the European immigrants of the mid-1800s. The main differences between the Spanish spoken in Chile and other Latin American dialects basically lie in the pronunciation, syntax […]

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