When second-language speakers are counted, English by far has the most speakers of any language in the world. Most people know this. But it may surprise you to know that if you only include native speakers, Spanish has more speakers than English. In fact, Spanish is the second-biggest language in the world in terms of the number of native speakers, outpaced only by Mandarin. Despite the language’s origins in Spain, today, the majority of Spanish speakers live in Latin America, where most countries are Spanish-speaking, with the notable exception of Brazil and a handful of smaller countries.
With Spanish spread out across so many countries, the language features a multitude of dialects and standardized orthographies. European Spanish and Latin American Spanish differ broadly, but the diversity runs deep even within Latin America and, in some cases, even within single countries, as is the case with Bolivia. About two-thirds of the Bolivian population speak Spanish, a lower percentage than most other Latin American countries. This is owed to the country’s ethnic diversity, with many indigenous tribes retaining their native language and way of life, and this diversity has similarly given rise to a plethora of Spanish dialects within the Hispanic South American country.
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A brief outline of the different types of Bolivian Spanish
Bolivia prides itself on its ethnic and linguistic diversity, listing Spanish as well as 36 of the country’s indigenous languages—some of which are already extinct—as official languages. With Bolivia’s indigenous languages hailing from more than 15 different language families, they exhibit significant diversity even among themselves, so the Spanish spoken in different parts of the country can differ substantially. In the Bolivian Highlands, for instance, a form of Andean Spanish dominates. This Spanish variant has developed an evidentiality marker due to heavy Quechua and Aymara influence.
In the east of Bolivia, particularly in the Santa Cruz valleys, people speak Camba Spanish, a variant of Bolivian Spanish with heavy influences from the indigenous Chiquitano, Chané, and Guaraní, as well as Portuguese and Arabic. Camba Spanish features a unique diminutive to add nuance of smallness or endearment, as well as an augmentative suffix to intensify a noun or adjective. The other types of Bolivian Spanish are Chapaco Spanish and Valluno Spanish, both spoken in the southern regions of the country.
We translate all types of Bolivian Spanish.
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Our translators come to us from various translation backgrounds, some having worked in business translation, others in academic translation, others yet in literary translation, and others in localization and beyond. This allows us to effortlessly accommodate your needs, regardless of why you’re seeking Bolivian Spanish translation. Whether you’re looking to expand your business (into or out of Bolivia), conduct academic research on a local Bolivian population, get your academic work published in an international journal, share Bolivian literature with the wider world, or cater your app to an eager Bolivian audience, our team of passionate, native-speaking Bolivian Spanish translators are here to help.
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