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Guarani

The currency of Paraguay. It was introduced in 1944, replacing the Paraguayan peso. It was pegged to the U.S. dollar between 1960 and 1985. It is now the least valuable currency in North and South America.
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The Guarani say that it wise to avoid these areas because of the large number of ticks that occur there.
The Guarani make many crafts from nature such as baskets and carvings either for their own personal use or to sell.
The Guarani of Misiones use a considerable part of the fern flora of the Province.
Each village included Guarani factions or cliques ranked according to their seniority within the village.
Jesuit curas (priests) felt that without close supervision, the Guarani would consume whatever seed had been distributed, fields would be left untilled, and crops would remain unharvested.
It was toward this latter goal that individual Guarani were required to deposit a portion of their private corn production into the communal granaries.
Afterwards, in his thesis (1984: 69-77) and at several scientific congresses, Brochado refuted completely the existence of these subtraditions: it had all resulted from confusion created by the indiscriminate mixture of Guarani and Tupinamba pottery (see also: Brochado et al.
This division links the Guarani to the pottery of western Amazonia, and the Tupinamba to that of eastern Amazonia.
In the case of the Guarani, colonizations followed a north-south direction, from Amazonia to the mouth of the River Plate, through the courses of the Parana, Paraguay and Uruguay rivers; there are sites from Corumba (Peixoto 1995) to Buenos Aires.
The last national census, done in 1992, reported that 39 percent of Paraguayans spoke only Guarani and 6 percent only Spanish, while 49 percent were bilingual.
Today, the native Guarani people are overwhelmingly impoverished and are often seen begging on Asuncion's streets.
That year, the Paraguayan who believed that his language had low status learned differently," says Bogado, a professor of Guarani who opened his Guarani Raity bookshop (www.