Lithuanians in Argentina

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

History[edit]

Pioneers and settlements[edit]

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 Ensenada and Berisso founded the Lithuanian Mutual Aid Society Vargdienis, whose prominent members were the Lithuanian gentlemen Rimavicius, Pavilonis, Boguzas and Baltusis.[2] With less specific dates it is known that even before the First World War there had been organisations of Lithuanian immigrants in Villa Diego, near Rosario, Santa Fe (Ausros Zvaigzde) and in the city of Avellaneda (Susivienijimas Lietuviu 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).

Organisations[edit]

They established their own institutions: Sociedad Lituana de Socorros Mutuos Vargdienis (established 1909),[4] Ausros Zvaigzde, Susivienijimas Lietuviu Argentinoje, Nemunas.

Notable Lithuanian Argentines[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Spanish Wikipedia.
  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. ^ Centro Lituano-Argentinos Lietuviu Centras. "Cómo se creó el Centro Lituano" (in Spanish). 
  4. ^ "Sociedad Cultural Lituana de Socorros Mutuos NEMUNAS. Historia" Asociación de Entidades Extranjeras (AEE) de Berisso