Hungarians in Argentina

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Hungarians in Argentina
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Ladislao Biro Argentina Circa 1978.JPG
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Total population
40,000–50,000
Regions with significant populations
Buenos Aires
Languages
Rioplatense Spanish, Hungarian
Religion
Mostly Catholicism and Judaism
Related ethnic groups
Hungarian people, Hungarian Brazilians, Hungarians in Chile, other Argentines of European descent

The presence of Hungarians in Argentina dates back to the 18th century, when a number of Hungarian Jesuit priests came to North Argentina and Paraguay and settled in Jesuit Reductions. After the fall of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 a number of Hungarian officers fled to Argentina. Among them were János Czetz, founder of the Colegio Militar de la Nación (the Argentine National Military Academy) and Alexander Asboth, who served as United States Ambassador to Argentina. Another well-known Hungarian emigrant to Argentina is László Bíró, who perfected and patented his invention, the ballpoint pen – also known as biro – after his emigration to Argentina.

Today, there are between 40,000 and 50,000 people of Hungarian descent living in Argentina, mostly in Buenos Aires. Most of them arrived in the three main emigration waves – during and after the World War I, during and after the World War II, and after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was crushed by the Soviet Union. They maintain 19 associations and four registered religious communities throughout the country.

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