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Lithuanians in Argentina

A Lithuanian Argentine is an Argentine person who is fully, partially, or predominantly of Lithuanian descent, or a Lithuanian-born person residing in Argentina. During the 1920s about 35,000 Lithuanians arrived in Argentina.[1]


Pioneers and settlements

Main cities with Lithuanian population in Argentina: 1.Rosario 2. Buenos Aires 3. Berisso

In 1909, a group of Lithuanian immigrants from the cities of Rosario, Santa Fe (Aušros žvaigždė) and in the city of Avellaneda (Susivienijimas lietuvių Argentinoje). The collectivity of Berisso meanwhile adopted the name of Nemunas, which retains to the present.[3] The Lithuanian diaspora in Argentina have their own radio programme called "Echoes of Lithuania" (Ecos de Lituania).


They established their own institutions: Sociedad Lituana de Socorros Mutuos Vargdienis (established 1909),[4] Aušros žvaigždė, Susivienijimas lietuvių Argentinoje, Nemunas.

Notable Lithuanian Argentines

See also


  1. ^ "Los otros inmigrantes. Historia de las colectividades menos conocidas" Diario Clarín, Fecha: 05/02/2006
  2. ^ "Sociedad Cultural Lituana de Socorros Mutuos NEMUNAS. Historia" Asociación de Entidades Extranjeras (AEE) de Berisso
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Sociedad Cultural Lituana de Socorros Mutuos NEMUNAS. Historia" Asociación de Entidades Extranjeras (AEE) de Berisso
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