We can safely say that there are no countries in South America that donít have Croatians living in them. For a long time, the door to this great continent has been the port of Buenos Aires, and Croatians have spread to all of its corners, with most of them hailing from Dalmatian islands and Zagora.




Argentina became the Promised Land for Croatians as early as the end of the 19th century. A portion of them stayed in Buenos Aires, where they worked as sailors or dock hands, while others went to other lands and took up agriculture. The vast majority came from Dalmatian islands. The second wave of Croatian emigration to Argentina was political in nature, and took place after the World War II. There are numerous Croatian societies across Argentina today, working to preserve Croatian culture and heritage