Argentine Culture

Other Considerations

  • Try not to make comparisons between Argentina and other South American countries when in the presence of an Argentine. While opinions vary depending on the individual, some people may not think highly of some of Argentina's neighbours and may be offended by comparisons.
  • Many Argentines enjoy watching and/or playing football (soccer). Moreover, many are highly devoted to their national team. This is usually a good point of conversation and a great way to bond with your Argentine counterpart.
  • One of Argentina’s most well-known cultural exports is the ‘tango’. The term ‘tango’ refers to the music, lyrics and dance that originated in the lower-income neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires. The tango reflects the combining of existing traditions of Argentina (indigenous and Spanish traditions) with elements brought by the various European migrants.
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Argentina
  • Population
    44,293,293
    [2017 est.]
  • Language
    Spanish (official)
    Italian
    English
    German
    French
    Indigenous (Mapudungun, Quechua)
  • Religion
    Roman Catholic Christianity (92%)
    Protestant Christianity (2%)
    Jewish (2%)
    Other (4%)
  • Ethnicity
    European (mostly Spanish and Italian descent) and mestizo (mixed European and Amerindian ancestry) (97.2%)
    Amerindian (2.4%)
    African (0.4%)
    [2010 est.]
  • Cultural Dimensions
    49
    46
    56
    86
    20
    62
  • Australians with Argentine Ancestry
    12,097 [Census, 2016]
Argentines in Australia
  • Population
    13,345
    [Census, 2016]
    This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Argentina.
  • Average Age
    47
    [Census, 2016]
  • Gender
    Male (47.7%)
    Female (52.3%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Religion
    Catholic Christianity (57.0%)
    No Religion (23.5%)
    Christianity [not defined] (3.2%)
    Pentecostal Christianity (2.2%)
    Baptist Christianity (1.9%)
    Other Religion (8.2%)
    Not Stated (3.5%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Ancestry
    Italian (27.2%)
    Argentinian (25.6%)
    Spanish (20.9%)
    German (3.7%)
    Other Ancestry (22.6%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Language Spoken at Home
    Spanish (76.4%)
    English (18.1%)
    Italian (2.9%)
    Other Languages (2.1%)
    Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 90.9% speak English fluently.
    [Census, 2016]
  • Diaspora
    New South Wales (46.8%)
    Victoria (30.0%)
    Queensland (11.3%)
    Western Australia (5.8%)
    Other (6.1%)
    [Census, 2016]
  • Arrival to Australia
    Prior to 2007 (76.8%)
    2007 - 2011 (7.1%)
    2011 - 2016 (13.9%)
    [Census, 2016]
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