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What Languages Do They Speak?

What Languages Do They Speak?

by Translation Guy on December 5, 2016
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interpreting-download-graphic Do you know what the most common languages spoken in each country are? Many countries have more than one language spoken within their borders. And people in some countries speak more than one language. Here you can find out what languages are commonly spoken where. Afghanistan Dari, Pashto Albania Albanian Algeria Arabic, French, Berber Angola Portuguese, Umbundu, Kikongo, Kimbundu, Chokwe Argentina Spanish Armenia Armenian Australia English Austria German, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian Azerbaijan Azerbaijani Bahrain Arabic Bangladesh Bangla Belarus Russian, Belorussian Belgium Dutch, French Belize English, Spanish, Creole, Maya Benin French, Fon, Yoruba Bhutan Dzongkha, Sharchhopka, Lhotshamkha Bolivia Spanish, Quechua, Aymara Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Botswana Setswana, Sekalanga, English Brazil Portuguese Brunei Malay Bulgaria Bulgarian, Turkish Burundi Kirundi, French Cambodia Khmer Canada English, French Cape Verde Portuguese, Criuolo Chad French, Arabic, Sara Chile Spanish China Standard Chinese (Mandarin), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese) Colombia Spanish Costa Rica Spanish Côte d'Ivoire French, Dioula Croatia Croatian Cuba Spanish Cyprus Greek, Turkish Czech Republic Czech Denmark Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic Djibouti French, Arabic, Somali, Afar Dominican Republic Spanish Ecuador Spanish, Quechua Egypt Arabic El Salvador Spanish Equatorial Guinea Spanish, French, Fang, Bubi Eritrea Tigrinya, Arabic, English Estonia Estonian, Russian Ethiopia Amharic, Oromo, Somali, Tigrigna Fiji English, Fijian Finland Finnish, Swedish France French Gabon French, Fang, Myene, Nzebi, Bandjabi Georgia Georgian, Russian, Armenian, Azerbaijani Germany German Ghana Asante, Ewe, Fante, Boron, English Greece Greek Guatemala Spanish, Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Garifuna, Xinca Guinea French, Malinké, Susu, Fulani Haiti Creole, French Honduras Spanish Hungary Magyar (Hungarian), English, German Iceland Icelandic, English India Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, English Indonesia Bahasa Indonesia, English, Dutch Iran Persian, Azeri Turkic, Kurdish Ireland English, Irish Israel Hebrew, Arabic, English Italy Italian, German, French, Slovene Jamaica English, Jamaican Creole Japan Japanese Jordan Arabic Kazakhstan Russian, Kazakh Kenya Kiswahili, English Kiribati I-Kiribati, English Korea, North Korean Korea, South Korean Kosovo Albanian, Serbian Kuwait Arabic Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz, Russian, Uzbek Laos Lao, French Latvia Latvian, Russian Lebanon Arabic, French Lesotho Sesotho, English, Zulu, Xhosa Libya Arabic, Berber Liechtenstein German Lithuania Lithuanian, Russian, Polish Luxembourg Luxermbourgish, French, German Macedonia Macedonian, Albanian Madagascar Malagasy, French Malawi Chichewa, Chinyanja, Chiyao, Chitumbuka Malaysia Bahasa Melayu, English, Chinese, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai Maldives Maldivian Dhivehi Mali French, Bambara, Peul, Dogon, Maraka, Malinke, Sonrhai Malta Maltese, English Mauritania Hassaniya Arabic, Pulaar, Soninke, French, Wolof Mauritius Creole, Bhojpuri, French, English Mexico Spanish Moldova Moldovan, Romanian, Russian Monaco French, English, Italian, Monégasque Mongolia Mongolian, Turkic, Russian Montenegro Serbian, Montenegrin, Bosnian, Albanian Morocco Arabic, Tamazight, French Mozambique Emakhuwa, Portuguese, Xichangana, Cisena, Elomwe, Echuwabo Myanmar Burmese Nepal Nepali, Maithali, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang Netherlands Dutch, Frisian New Zealand English, Maori Nicaragua Spanish, Miskito Niger French, Hausa, Djerma Nigeria English, Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo, Fulani Norway Bokmål Norwegian, Nynorsk Norwegian Oman Arabic Pakistan Urdu, English, Punjabi, Sindhi, Saraiki, Pashto Panama Spanish, English Papua New Guinea Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu, English Paraguay Spanish, Guaraní Peru Spanish, Quéchua Philippines Filipino, English Poland Polish Portugal Portuguese Qatar Arabic Romania Romanian, Hungarian Russia Russian Rwanda Kinyarwanda Saudi Arabia Arabic Senegal French, Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka Serbia Serbian, Hungarian Sierra Leone English, Mende, Temne, Krio Singapore Mandarin, English, Malay, Hokkien, Cantonese Slovakia Slovak, Hungarian Slovenia Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian Somalia Somali, Arabic South Africa IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, Afrikaans, English, Sepedi, Setswana, Sesotho South Sudan Arabic, English, Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Zande, Shilluk Spain Castilian Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque Sri Lanka Sinhala, Tamil Sudan Arabic, Nubian, Ta Bedawie, English Sweden Swedish Switzerland German, French, Italian Syria Arabic, Kurdish, Armenian Taiwan Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese (Min) Tanzania Swahili, English, Arabic Thailand Thai Togo French, Ewé, Mina, Kabyé, Dagomba Tunisia Arabic, French, Berber Turkey Turkish, Kurdish Turkmenistan Turkmen, Russian, Uzbek Uganda English, Ganda, Swahili, Arabic Ukraine Ukrainian, Russian United Arab Emirates Arabic United Kingdom English, Scots, Welsh, Irish United States English, Spanish Uruguay Spanish Uzbekistan Uzbek, Russian Venezuela Spanish Vietnam Vietnamese Yemen Arabic Zambia Bembe, Nyanja, Tonga, Lozi, Chewa, English interpreting-download-graphic

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Accent as a Joke? Speaking Swabian Perhaps?

Accent as a Joke? Speaking Swabian Perhaps?

by Translation Guy on November 30, 2016
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Accents are funny in any language. But some dialects are more likely to be the butt of humor than others. Plenty of Americans spend big money to shed those accents and avoid being the butt of jokes, or to avoid the class or ethnic discrimination they might face.  

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Scientists Decipher Monkey Talk!

Scientists Decipher Monkey Talk!

by Translation Guy on December 30, 2014
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While we have already had Disney characters talking and singing for a few years now, what if we could really understand what animals were saying? The idea still seems far-fetched, but perhaps we are getting closer than we think.  

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Was It My Fault or the Exam’s? Quebec Nursing Students Left Wondering

Was It My Fault or the Exam’s? Quebec Nursing Students Left Wondering

by Translation Guy on December 4, 2014
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It’s a tough question all around: Did you fail because you didn’t know your stuff or because the exam translation was rubbish? But who can tell, and what can be done about it?  

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Why Care about Endangered Languages?

Why Care about Endangered Languages?

by Translation Guy on December 2, 2014
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Cultural standardization is as useful as it is destructive. Whether or not you mourn that destruction, however, is a matter of perspective. Let’s see why that is.  

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Kendo to Tango: How Hobbies and Physical Skills Get You Speaking Foreign Languages

Kendo to Tango: How Hobbies and Physical Skills Get You Speaking Foreign Languages

by Translation Guy on November 25, 2014
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Whether you find yourself abroad or in your own hometown, hobbies are fun as well as great for language learning. You can easily pick up new words while you learn new skills. You can also make friends with this new vocabulary in common, even if you lack other common vocabulary.  

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Language Learning for Religion?

Language Learning for Religion?

by Translation Guy on November 11, 2014
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Many people cite job prospects, heritage, academic success or lifelong learning as reasons when deciding to learn another language, but is it worthwhile to learn a language for your religion? That is of course a very personal question, but one we will explore here.  

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California Takes On Translated Prescription Labels

California Takes On Translated Prescription Labels

by Translation Guy on November 6, 2014
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A significant number of Californians speak languages other than English at home. No one disputes that. Should prescription labels favor patients or pharmacists though? That is the question.  

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European Central Bank Discovers Banks Have Language Rights Too

European Central Bank Discovers Banks Have Language Rights Too

by Translation Guy on November 4, 2014
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Depending on who you are and what your role is, multilingualism can be a beautiful thing, or it can be a pain in the neck. The European Central Bank is finding that out. In the European Union, citizens have the right to address any European Institution in any of the EU’s official languages. Let’s say we have two private citizens who need answers to their questions. For a French citizen wanting to write in French and a Czech citizen wanting to write in Czech, this makes a lot of sense. Speaking a foreign language should not be a requirement to interacting with your own government, be it at the national or European level.  

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Are You Navajo Enough Without the Language?

Are You Navajo Enough Without the Language?

by Translation Guy on October 14, 2014
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Does the president really need to be a native speaker in order to successfully look after the nation's interests? When it comes to the Navajo Nation, so far the answer has been yes. Only fluent Navajo speakers are allowed to become the tribe's president. Is this really necessary though?  

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