Traveling Languages Series Post: I

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.

  •  Iceland
    • Icelandic
    • Icelandic Sign Language
  •  India (Languages with official status in India)
    • English (statewide)
    • Hindi (Central Government, ten states, and Delhi, Chandigarh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
    • Assamese (in Assam)
    • Bengali (in Tripura, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, parts of Assam and West Bengal)
    • Bodo (in Assam)
    • Chhattisgarhi (in Chhattisgarh)
    • Dogri (in Jammu and Kashmir)
    • French (in Pondicherry)
    • Garo (in Meghalaya)
    • Gujarati (in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, and Gujarat)
    • Kannada (in Karnataka)
    • Karbi (in Assam)
    • Kashmiri (in Jammu and Kashmir)
    • Khasi (in Meghalaya)
    • Kokborok (in Tripura)
    • Konkani (in Goa and Mangalore)
    • Maithili (mentioned on the 8th schedule but no region specified, spoken in Bihar)
    • Malayalam (in Kerala and Pondicherry)
    • Meitei (in Manipur)
    • Marathi (in Maharashtra, Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu)
    • Mizo (in Mizoram)
    • Nepali (in Sikkim)
    • Nicobarese (in Andaman and Nicobar Islands)
    • Oriya (in Orissa)
    • Punjabi (in Punjab, Himachal pradesh, Haryana and Chandigarh)
    • Sanskrit (in Uttarakhand)
    • Santali (in Jharkhand)
    • Sindhi (not regionally specified)
    • Tamil (in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Pondicherry)
    • Telugu (in Andhra Pradesh and Pondicherry)
  •  Indonesia (Languages of Indonesia)
    • Indonesian (national and official)
    • Acehnese (in Aceh)
    • Batak (in North Sumatra)
    • Minangkabau (in West Sumatra)
    • Javanese (in Central Java, Yogyakarta and East Java)
    • Buginese (in South Sulawesi)
    • Banjar (in South Kalimantan)
    • Malay (in Riau, Jambi, West Kalimantan)
    • Sundanese (in Banten and West Java)
    • Balinese (in Bali)
    • Betawi (in Jakarta)
    • Madurese (in Madura)
  •  Iran
    • Persian
  •  Iraq
    • Arabic (statewide)
    • Kurdish (statewide)
    • Assyrian Neo-Aramaic (in assyrian areas)
    • Iraqi Turkmen (in Turkmen areas)
  •  Ireland (Languages of Ireland)

    • English (national)spoken by the 99% of the population
    • Irish (national) spoken by the 0.5% of the population
  •  Israel
    • Hebrew (de facto official)
    • Arabic (co-official)
  •  Italy (Languages of Italy)
    • Italian (statewide)
    • Albanian (in some parts of Southern Italy)
    • Catalan (in Alghero, Sardinia)
    • Croatian (in Montemitro & Acquaviva Collecroce & San Felice, Molise)
    • French (in Aosta Valley)
    • Friulian (in Friuli)
    • German (in South Tyrol)
    • Greek (in some parts of Apulia and Calabria)
    • Ladin (in some parts of Belluno, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
    • Sardinian (in Sardinia)
    • Sicilian (in Sicily)
    • Slovene (in some parts of Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
    • Venetian (in Veneto)

Info retrieved from Wikipedia.


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