I have just spied Guarani in the incubator! Unfortunately only Guarani for Spanish speakers at the moment but hopefully they will make an English to Guarani course one day too! I am very interested in minority languages, I think they are fascinating! I'll be honest though I didn't even know there was a language called Guarani till several minutes ago. Anyway, I love how duolingo is featuring not just the major world languages but also these amazing minority languages too.
Happy language learning :)!
I don't know if speaking Guarani without speaking Portuguese or Spanish would be very useful. So, I don't know if they will create a Guarani course for English speakers.
Duolingo has courses for languages that aren't even real (like High Valyrian and Klingon), so I don't think usefulness is their top priority when accepting courses
A guarani course for portuguese speakers would not only be great but also quite logical
I think they might do Guarani for Portuguese one day. It is a regional thing (It's one of the major indigenous languages of South America). Anyhow, I am very excited to start the course!
guarani and aymara are two of the largest indigenous languages in south America I know a little
I'm very proud that my country still has many tribes whose Guarani is the main language... I'd be very happy to learn useful phrases... :)
YEAH I LITERALLY JUST LEARNED ABOUT THIS LANGUAGE TODAY, THAT'S AMAZING AND SAD, I HOPE THEY MAKE IT AVAILABLE FOR ENGLISH SPEAKERS, BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH I'M ALMOST DONE WITH LEARNING SPANISH AND CAN EASILY TAKE THE COURSE FROM THERE, IT'D BE GREAT TO NOT HAVE TO SWITCH EVERY FIVE SECONDS BETWEEN SPANISH COURSES AND ENGLISH COURSES. THAT'S A HUGE PLEASE FROM ME DUOLINGO. lol
I think that they should make a guarani course because it is an amazing language!!! Hey duo!! Make Guarani for English speakers por favor!!
I think its time for a native South American language to be included in the English section, Guarani, Aymara Quechua or Mapuche. As I now reside in South America it would be wonderful, many first language English speakers are here whom I meet on a regular basis
It's probably safe to say Guarani is the least 'minority' of the minority languages of the Americas.
Even completely Hispanicized Paraguayans learn it. I don't know that there is really much autochnotous identity remaining in the country. Famously, the national soccer team uses it so their opponents can't understand what they're saying.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Paraguay makes the somewhat implausible, unsubstantiated claims that only 75% or 87% of Paraguayans speak Spanish. Perhaps this means as a native language? And for Guarani it's 90%
Well, there are a few American languages that are still pretty significant: Nahuatl (Mexico, 1.5mio speakers), Quechua (Andes, 9mio speakers), Aymara (Bolivia, Peru and Chile, 3mio speakers), Greenlandic (Greenland, only about 60k speakers, but that's essentially all of Greenland) and of course Guarani itself (mostly Paraguay, 5mio speakers).
So I'd say Quechua is the least "minority" based on speakers, but I'd say Greenlandic deserves a mention.
To me "minority language" doesn't refer to absolute number of speakers, but to percentage of population of a country. For example, Icelandic and Maltese aren't minority languages despite having small numbers of total speakers.
You're right about Greenlandic - although geographic proximity aside, I guess I'd always thought of it as part of Europe! The notion that Danish is an official language in the Americas is a very strange one - but I like it!
Actually Wikipedia in Spanish states that Guarani has 12 million speakers. ''El guaraní (en guaraní: avañe'ẽ) es una lengua de la familia tupí-guaraní hablada por aproximadamente 12 millones de personas en el Cono Sur de América.''
guarani for english speakers should be done. i think that it should have been done before hawaiian. its a ton more useful too. Duo Please do Guarani
Did they remove the audio from the Guarani course? I have not done it in a while, and noticed today there is no audio.
I don't think it's totally gone, but, yeah, some seems to have gone missing. There were a number of threads mentioning it a few weeks ago I think. Probably merits a bug report.
Some people say they have it on the app. Some don't. Seems like everyone may lack it on the web. Not at all sure what's going on. I persist in my expectation/hope that it is a bug that may be soon remedied.