Traveling Languages Series Post: C

If you’re thinking of traveling to other countries, it’s interesting to see the languages officially used there. I’m hoping this series will help you plan which countries to visit to practice, study, or hear a rare language or simply just to know which languages are official in which state.

  •  Cambodia
    • Khmer
  •  Cameroon
    • English
    • French
  •  Canada
    • English (federal; de jure official language)
      • De jure official language in the provinces and territories of Manitoba, New Brunswick, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the Yukon.
    • French (federal; de jure official language)
      • De jure official language for the provinces and territories of Manitoba, New Brunswick, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec and the Yukon.
    • Chipewyan (regional; de jure official language in the Northwest Territories)
    • Cree (regional; de jure official language in the Northwest Territories)
    • Gwich’in (regional; de jure official language in the Northwest Territories)
    • Inuinnaqtun (regional; de jure official language in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut)
    • Inuktitut (regional; de jure official language in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut)
    • Inuvialuktun (regional; de jure official language in the Northwest Territories)
    • North Slavey (regional; de jure official language in the Northwest Territories)
    • South Slavey (regional; de jure official language in the Northwest Territories)
    • Tłįchǫ (regional; de jure official language in the Northwest Territories)
  •  Cape Verde
    • Portuguese (official)
    • Cape Verdean Creole (national)
  •  Central African Republic
    • French
    • Sango (national)
  •  Chad
    • Arabic
    • French
  •  Chile
    • No official language, Spanish is the de facto official language. (the languages and dialects of ethnic groups are also official in their territories)
  •  China
    • Chinese (statewide)
    • Bai (in Dali, Lanping, Yunnan)
    • Blang (in Shuangjiang, Yunnan)
    • Bonan (in Jishishan, Gansu)
    • Daur (in Morin Dawa, Inner Mongolia; Meilisi Daur District, Heilongjiang)
    • Derung (in Gongshan, Yunnan)
    • Dong (in Sanjiang, Guangxi; Qiandongnan, Yuping, Guizhou; Jingzhou, Tongdao, Xinhuang, Zhijiang, Hunan)
    • Dongxiang (Santa) (in Dongxiang, Jishishan, Gansu)
    • Evenki (in Evenk Autonomous Banner, Evenk Ethnic Sumu, Inner Mongolia)
    • Gelao (Klau) (in Daozhen, Wuchuan, Guizhou)
    • Hani (in Honghe, Jiangcheng, Mojiang, Ning’er, Yuanjiang, ZhenyuanYunnan)
    • Hlai (Li) (in Baisha, Baoting, Changjiang, Ledong, Lingshui, Qiongzhong, Hainan)
    • Hmong (Miao) (in Pengshui, Xiushan, Youyang, Chongqing; Chetian, Liangshui, Rongshui, Guangxi; Daozhen, Guanling, Qiandongnan, Qiannan, Qianxinan,Songtao, Weining, Wuchuan, Yinjiang, Zhenning, Ziyun, Guizhou; Baoting, Qiongzhong, Hainan; Enshi, Hubei; Chengbu, Jingzhou, Mayang, Xiangxi, Hunan; Jinping,Luquan, Pingbian, Wenshan, Yunnan)
    • Jingpho (Kachin) (in Dehong, Yunnan)
    • Jino (in Jinuoshan, Yunnan)
    • Kazakh (in Aksai, Gansu; Barkol, Ili, Mori, Xinjiang)
    • Kyrgyz (in Kizilsu, Xinjiang)
    • Korean (in Changbai, Yanbian, Jilin)
    • Lahu (in Lancang, Menglian, Shuangjiang, Zhenyuan, Yunnan)
    • Lisu (in Sudian, Weixi, Yunnan)
    • Maonan (Anan) (in Huanjiang, Guangxi)
    • Mongolian (in Subei, Gansu; Weichang, Hebei; Dorbod, Heilongjiang; Inner Mongolia; Qian Gorlos, Jilin; Fuxin, Harqin, Liaoning; Haixi, Henan, Qinghai; Bayingolin,Bortala, Hoboksar, Xinjiang)
    • Monguor (in Datong, Huzhu, Minhe, Qinghai)
    • Monpa (in Gongri, Jiba, Lebuqule, Mama, Pailong, Tibet)
    • Mulam (in Guzhai, Luocheng, Guangxi)
    • Nanai (Hezhen) (in Bacha, Jiejinkou, Sipai, Heilongjiang)
    • Naxi (Nakhi) (in Yulong, Yunnan)
    • Ngac’ang (Achang) (in Husa, Jiubao, Nangsong, Yunnan)
    • Nu (in Gongshan, Yunnan; not a specific language)
    • Nuosu (Yi) (in Weining, Guizhou; Ebian, Liangshan, Mabian, Sichuan; Chuxiong, Eshan, Honghe, Jiangcheng, Jingdong, Jinggu, Luquan, Nanjian, Ninger, Ninglang,Shilin, Weishan, Xinping, Yangbi, Yuanjiang, Zhenyuan, Yunnan)
    • Oroqen (in Greater Khingan, Oroqin Shibazhan, Inner Mongolia)
    • Palaung (De’ang) (in Santaishan, Yunnan)
    • Pumi (in Lanping, Yunnan)
    • Russian (in Shiwei, Inner Mongolia)
    • Qiangic (in Beichuan, Ngawa, Sichuan)
    • Salar (in Jishishan, Gansu; Xunhua, Qinghai)
    • Sarikoli (Tajik) (in Tashkurgan, Xinjiang)
    • She (in Jingning, Zhejiang)
    • Sui (in Sandu, Guizhou)
    • Tatar (in Daquan, Xinjiang)
    • Tibetan (in Gannan, Tianzhu, Gansu; Guoluo, Haibei, Hainan, Haixi, Huangnan, Yushu, Qinghai; Garzê, Muli, Ngawa, Sichuan; Tibet; Diqing, Yunnan)
    • Tujia (in Pengshui, Shizhu, Xiushan, Youyang, Chongqing; Yanhe, Yinjiang, Guizhou; Changyang, Enshi, Wufeng, Hubei; Xiangxi, Hunan)
    • Uzbek (in Da’nan’gou, Xinjiang)
    • Uyghur (in Xinjiang)
    • Va (in Cangyuan, Gengma, Menglian, Shuangjiang, Ximeng, Yunnan)
    • Vietnamese (in Jinping, Jiangxi)
    • Xibe (in Qapqal, Xinjiang)
    • Yugur (Western, Eastern) (in Sunan, Gansu)
    • Zhuang (in Lianshan, Guangdong; Guangxi; Wenshan, Yunnan)
  •  Colombia
    • Spanish (the languages and dialects of ethnic groups are also official in their territories)
  •  Comoros
    • Arabic
    • Comorian
    • French
  •  Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • French
    • Lingala (national)
    • Kikongo (national)
    • Swahili (national)
    • Tshiluba (national)
  •  Republic of the Congo
    • French
    • Lingala (national)
    • Munukutuba (national)
  •  Costa Rica
    • Spanish
  •  Ivory Coast
    • French
  •  Croatia
    • Croatian (statewide)
    • Italian (at regional level in Istria county)
    • Serbian (in some municipalities)
    • Hungarian (in some municipalities)
    • Czech (in some municipalities)
  •  Cuba
    • Spanish
  •  Cyprus
    • Greek
    • Turkish
    • Armenian (minority language)
  •  Czech Republic
    • Czech
    • Slovak
    • Bulgarian (minority language)
    • Croatian (minority language)
    • German (minority language)
    • Greek (minority language)
    • Hungarian (minority language)
    • Polish (minority language)
    • Romani (minority language)
    • Russian (minority language)
    • Rusyn (minority language)
    • Serbian (minority language)
    • Ukrainian (minority language)

Info retrieved from Wikipedia.

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