• Given a long history of colonialism, the overwhelming majority of South Americans speak Portuguese or Spanish, and societies and states commonly reflect Western traditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Due to its history of colonialism most South Americans speak Spanish or Portuguese, and its societies and states are commonly modeled after Western traditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • The wetlands extend for about 375 miles (600 km) north-to-south along the banks of the upper Paraguay River and several of its tributaries, including the São Lourenço and the Taquari rivers. (britannica.com)
  • Although originating and primarily associated with Europe, the ideology crossed the Atlantic Ocean between the world wars and had an influence on South American politics. (wikipedia.org)
  • The South American climate varies greatly based on the distance from the equator and the altitude of the area, but the range of temperatures seldom reaches 36 ° F (20 ° C), except in small areas. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The majority of South America falls below the equator, which means the seasons are the exact opposite to those in the U.S. and Europe. (smartertravel.com)
  • There are many other languages once spoken in South America that are extinct today (such as the extinct languages of the Marañón River basin). (wikipedia.org)
  • The smaller mountain coatis are mainly found at altitudes above the South American coati, but there is considerable overlap. (wikipedia.org)
  • This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "South America Glacier" (content from the Geographic Names Information System). (wikipedia.org)