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Traveling Languages Series Post: J, K, L

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.

  •  Jamaica
    • English (official)
  •  Japan
    • Japanese (national)
  •  Jordan
    • Arabic (official)
  •  Kazakhstan
    • Kazakh (national)
    • Russian
  •  Kenya
    • English
    • Swahili (national)
  •  Kiribati
    • English
    • Kiribati (national)
  •  North Korea
    • Korean
  •  South Korea
    • Korean
  • Kosovo
    • Albanian language
    • Serbian language
  •  Kuwait
    • Arabic
  •  Kyrgyzstan
    • Kirghiz (national)
    • Russian
  •  Laos
    • Lao
  •  Latvia
    • Latvian
  •  Lebanon
    • Arabic
    • French
    • Armenian (regional in Bourj Hammoud)
  •  Lesotho
    • English
    • Sotho (national)
  •  Liberia
    • English
  •  Libya
    • Arabic
  •  Liechtenstein
    • German
  •  Lithuania
    • Lithuanian
  •  Luxembourg
    • French
    • German
    • Luxembourgish (national)

Info retrieved from Wikipedia.

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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.

Traveling Languages Series Post: M

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.

  •  Macedonia
    • Macedonian (statewide)
  •  Madagascar
    • French (official)
    • Malagasy (official and national)
  •  Malawi
    • Chichewa (national)
    • English (official)
  •  Malaysia
    • Malay (national)
    • English (official for some purposes)
  •  Maldives
    • Dhivehi
  •  Mali
    • French
  •  Malta
    • Maltese (national)
    • English
  •  Marshall Islands
    • English
    • Marshallese (national)
  •  Mauritania
    • Arabic (official)
    • French
    • Fula (national)
    • Soninke (national)
    • Wolof (national)
  •  Mauritius
    • English (official)
    • Mauritian Creole
    • French (national)
  •  Mexico
    • No official language nationwide, Spanish is the de facto but not the de jure official language.
  •  Federated States of Micronesia
    • English (statewide except in Kosrae, where it has a constitutionally protected associate status)
    • Chuukese (in Chuuk)
    • Kosraean (in Kosrae)
    • Pohnpeian (in Pohnpei)
    • Ulithian (in Yap)
    • Yapese (in Yap)
  •  Moldova
    • Romanian (statewide)
    • Gagauz (regional language)
    • Russian (regional language)
    • Ukrainian (regional language)
  •  Monaco

    • French
  •  Mongolia
    • Mongolian
  •  Montenegro
    • Montenegrin (national)
    • Albanian (in Ulcinj, along the eastern border with Albania)
    • Bosnian (regional in the north of the country)
    • Croatian (in Tivat, the Bay of Kotor area)
    • Serbian (in Herceg Novi)
  •  Morocco
    • Amazigh
    • Arabic
  •  Mozambique
    • Portuguese
  • Myanmar Myanmar (Burma)
    • Burmese

 

Info retrieved from Wikipedia.

Traveling Languages Series Post: N

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.

  •  Namibia

    • English
    • Afrikaans (national language)
    • German (regional language)
    • Oshiwambo (regional language)
  •  Nauru
    • English
    • Nauruan
  •  Nepal
    • Nepali
  •  Netherlands
    • Dutch (de facto, statewide)
    • West Frisian (in Friesland)
    • Limburgish (regional language)
    • Low Saxon (regional language)
    • Papiamento (on Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire)
    • English (on Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba)
  •  New Zealand
    • English is a de facto official language (statewide)
    • Maori (statewide)
    • NZSL (NZ Deaf community)
    • Tokelauan (in Tokelau)
    • Cook Islands Maori (in Cook Islands)
    • Niuean (in Niue)
  •  Nicaragua
    • Spanish
  •  Niger
    • French
    • Hausa (national)
    • Fulfulde (national)
    • Gulmancema (national)
    • Kanuri (national)
    • Zarma (national)
    • Tamasheq (national)
  •  Nigeria
    • English (official)
    • Hausa (national)
    • Yoruba (national)
    • Igbo (national)
  •  Norway (Languages of Norway)
    • Norwegian (statewide) (Bokmål and Nynorsk are the official forms, and municipalities choose between them or a neutral stance)
    • Sami (indigenous language in vast areas from Engerdal to the Russian border, official administrative language in Kautokeino, Karasjok, Gáivuotna – Kåfjord, Nesseby,Porsanger, Tana, Tysfjord, and Snåsa)
    • Kven (national minority language, administrative language in Porsanger)
    • Romani (national minority language)
    • Scandoromani (national minority language)

Info retrieved from Wikipedia.

Traveling Languages Series Post: B

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.

  •  Bahamas
    • English
  •  Bahrain
    • Arabic
  •  Bangladesh
    • Bengali
  •  Barbados
    • English
  •  Belarus
    • Belarusian
    • Russian
  •  Belgium (Languages of Belgium)[12]
    • Dutch (Official only in Flanders, including Brussels)
    • French (Official only in Brussels and in Wallonia, though not in the German-speaking Community of Belgium)
    • German (Official only in the German-speaking Community of Belgium)
  •  Belize
    • English (Official language)
    • Kriol (the lingua franca)
    • Spanish (Minority language spoken on the border with Mexico and Guatemala)
  •  Benin
    • French
  •  Bhutan
    • Dzongkha
  •  Bolivia
    • Spanish
    • Aymara
    • Quechua
  •  Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Bosnian
    • Croatian
    • Serbian
  •  Botswana
    • English
    • Tswana (national)
  •  Brazil
    • Portuguese (national, all cities)
    • German (in Pomerode, Santa Catarina)
    • Pomeranian (in Pancas[14][15] and Santa Maria de Jetibá, in Espírito Santo)
    • Hunsrückisch (in Antônio Carlos, Santa Catarina)
    • Talian (in Serafina Corrêa, Rio Grande do Sul)
    • Nheengatu, Baniwa and Tucano (in São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas)
    • Guarani (in Tacuru, Mato Grosso do Sul)
  •  Brunei
    • Malay
  •  Bulgaria
    • Bulgarian
  •  Burkina Faso
    • French
    • Fula (national)
    • Jula (national)
    • More (national)
  •  Burundi
    • French
    • Kirundi
Info retrieved from Wikipedia.