Spain is the second country of origin of Argentine people and the first one, historically speaking. The Spaniards were those that conquered the territory that today makes up the Argentine Republic but in the times of the 1810 May Revolution, only 1% of the population was Spanish. The majority ethnic group was black people. However, Spanish legacy was immense: the language, the Catholic religion and the political-administrative organization.
In the second half of the 19th century, poverty boosted many Spaniards to migrate. The majority were Galician, what explains that today in Argentina anyone from Spanish origin is called Galician.The others came especially from Andalucía, the Vasco-Country Country and Cataluña.