Spanish was introduced in Venezuela by the colonizers . Most of them were from Galicia , Basque Country , Andalusia and the Canary Islands . [ citation needed ] Perhaps the last of these has been the most fundamental influence on modern Venezuelan Spanish, to the point that Canarian and Venezuelan accents may seem indistinguishable to other Spanish speakers. Italian and Portuguese immigrants from the late 19th and early 20th century have also had an influence. German settlers also left an influence when Venezuela was contracted as a concession by the King of Spain to the German Welser banking family ( Klein-Venedig , 1528–1546).