Speaking Welsh in Argentina
Many European groups have made their way to Argentina — the Spanish, the Germans and, as it turns out, the Welsh. Unlike the Scottish in Panama, the Welsh who settled in Argentina 150 years ago never intended to set up a colonial empire. Instead, resentful of the encroachment of the English-speaking world and aiming to create a haven for “pure” Welsh culture, they set off for a remote region of Patagonia. Today, though more Argentine than Welsh, the region boasts more than 5,000 Welsh speakers.