Traveling Languages Series Post: S

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.

  •  Saint Kitts and Nevis
    • English
  •  Saint Lucia
    • English
  •  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • English
  •  Samoa
    • English (official)
    • Samoan (national)
  •  San Marino
    • Italian
  •  São Tomé and Príncipe
    • Portuguese
  •  Saudi Arabia
    • Arabic
  •  Senegal
    • French
    • Jola-Fogny (national)
    • Mandinka (national)
    • Pulaar (national)
    • Serer (national)
    • Wolof (national)
  •  Serbia
    • Serbian (statewide)
    • Albanian (in some municipalities in southern Serbia, Preshevo, Bujanovac, Medveđa)
    • Bosniak (in municipalities of Sandzak)
    • Croatian (in Vojvodina)
    • Hungarian (in Vojvodina)
    • Romanian (in Vojvodina)
    • Rusyn (in Vojvodina)
    • Slovak (in Vojvodina)
  •  Seychelles
    • English
    • French
    • Seychellois Creole
  •  Sierra Leone
    • English
  •  Singapore
    • English
    • Chinese
    • Malay
    • Tamil
  •  Slovakia
    • Slovak
  •  Slovenia
    • Slovene (statewide)
    • Hungarian (minority language in Dobrovnik, Hodoš, and Lendava)
    • Italian (minority language in Izola, Koper, and Piran)
    • Croatian (minority language in Metlika, Brežice)
  •  Solomon Islands
    • English
  •  Somalia
    • Somali (national).
    • Arabic
  •  South Africa
    • Afrikaans
    • English
    • Southern Ndebele
    • Northern Sotho
    • Sotho
    • Swazi
    • Tsonga
    • Tswana
    • Venda
    • Xhosa
    • Zulu
(all 11 official, statewide)
  •  Spain
    • Spanish (statewide)
    • Catalan (in the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, and Valencia)
    • Galician (in Galicia)
    • Basque (in Basque Country and Navarre)
    • Asturian (recognized minority language in Asturias)
    • Occitan (in Catalonia)
  •  Sri Lanka
    • Sinhala
    • Tamil
  •  Sudan
    • Arabic
    • English
  •  Suriname
    • Dutch
  •  Swaziland
    • English
    • Swazi
  •  Sweden
    • Swedish
    • Finnish (in Gällivare, Haparanda, Kiruna, Pajala, Övertorneå, and the surrounding areas) (minority language)
    • Meänkieli (in Gällivare, Haparanda, Kiruna, Pajala, Övertorneå, and the surrounding areas) (minority language)
    • Romani (historical minority language)
    • Sami (in Arjeplog, Gällivare, Jokkmokk, Kiruna, and the surrounding areas) (minority language)
    • Yiddish (historical minority language)
    • Swedish Sign Language (minority language)
  •  Switzerland
    • German (in Aargau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bern, Fribourg, Glarus, Graubünden, Lucerne, Nidwalden,Obwalden, Saint Gallen, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, Thurgau, Uri, Valais, Zug, and Zürich)
    • French (in Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Valais, and Vaud)
    • Italian (in Ticino and Graubünden)
    • Romansh (in Graubünden)
  •  Syria
    • Arabic

Info retrieved from Wikipedia.

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