The culture of Argentina has been heavily influenced by Europe and particularly by Spanish culture. The capital city of Buenos Aires is also the nation’s capital of culture and is largely characterized by the prevalence of European architecture and of its population who are mostly of European descent. Some traditions and influences come from the indigenous peoples that inhabited the land before the arrival of the Spanish.
There are at least 40 different languages spoken in Argentina but the dominant one is Spanish. Others include native and immigrant languages as well as some that are at risk from dying out. The most prevalent dialect is Rioplatense or Argentine Spanish.