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Languages by country

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:25 am
by sharonscott
Afghanistan=Dari Persian, Pashtu both official, other Turkic and minor languages

Australia=English 79%, native and other languages

Bahrain=Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu

Brazil=Portuguese official, Spanish, English, French

Cambodia=Khmer 95% official, French, English

China=Standard Chinese Mandarin/Putonghua, Yue Cantonese, Wu Shanghaiese, Minbei Fuzhou, Minnan Hokkien-Taiwanese, Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages


Cyprus=Greek, Turkish both official; English

Denmark=Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic Inuit dialect, German; English is the predominant second language

Finland=Finnish 92%, Swedish 6% both official; small Sami- Lapp and Russian-speaking minorities

France=French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects Proven├žal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish


India=Hindi 30%, English, Bengali, Gujarati, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Kannada, Assamese, Sanskrit, Sindhi all official; Hindi/Urdu; 1,600+ dialects

Italy=Italian official; German-, French-, and Slovene-speaking minoriti


Malaysia=Bahasa Melayu Malay, official, English, Chinese dialects Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam,

Panjabi, Thai; several indigenous languages including Iban, Kadazan in East Malaysia

New Zealand=English, Maori both official

Pakistan=Urdu 8%, English both official; Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki (a Punjabi variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, Burushaski, and others 8%

South Africa=IsiZulu 23.8%, IsiXhosa 17.6%, Afrikaans 13.3%, Sepedi 9.4%, English 8.2%, Setswana 8.2%, Sesotho 7.9%, Xitsonga 4.4%, other 7.2% (2001)

Spain= Castilian Spanish 74% official nationwide; Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2% each official regionally
Sri Lanka=Sinhala 74% official and national, Tamil 18% national, other 8%; English is commonly used in government and spoken competently by about 10%

Re: Languages by country

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:05 am
by BellaVega
What language is the most spoken in the world? I always thought it was Spanish with English coming in second. I never realized English was spoken in so many countries.

Re: Languages by country

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:59 pm
by candie111
but i think english is the most widely used language in the world
in my country the foreign language that students must learn is english

Re: Languages by country

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:31 pm
by Chrisss
English is the most popular language in the world...


Re: Languages by country

Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 9:15 pm
by sarahrbx
Now my country is regulated to educate children to use Chinese as the third language.

Re: Languages by country

Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 4:24 pm
by japo12
Thanks for great information. i like it.


Re: Languages by country

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:10 am
by romliviu
thank you !

Re: Languages by country

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:03 am
by pronabsaha
What about Bangladesh and Bangali language?

Re: Languages by country

Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:12 am
by quikseo
What about it?