Can You Guess These Spanish-Speaking Countries from Their Outlines?

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The United Nations has identified six official languages: one of them is English, and another is Spanish. There are also other languages commonly spoken around the world. In fact there are over 6,500 languages, but English and Spanish remain globally important.

And why is that? First, there's the history of colonization. Most modern-day cultural formations were borne out of violent colonial takeover. Nations including England and Spain were staunch believers in world takeover and settlement. They took over the Americas and brought their languages with them. Many indigenous people were forced to learn Spanish. The language of the colonizers has carried over until today.

We hear Spanish around the world, and in some parts where you least expect it, too. Do you know which country in Africa speaks Spanish? Can you name all of the Caribbean Islands where Spanish is heard?

Take a good guess and see if you can name these countries that speak Spanish, whether officially or unofficially.  Buena suerte!



Of course, this European country had to be the mother of all of them. Which country is this?

This is Spain. It's easy to detect, now, is it? It's the 5th largest country in Europe.

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Can you name this large country?

Mexico is, undoubtedly, a Spanish-speaking country. But they also have their own sets of localized words, called slang.

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What’s this Spanish-speaking island known as?

As of 2012, a majority of the people who live in Cuba self-identify as white and of Spanish descent. It's the largest Caribbean island.

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And this US territory is known as what?

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has been a US territory since 1898. It translates to "rich port" for its abundance of gold.

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Can you name this South American country?

The capital of Chile is Santiago. While Spanish is the most spoken language in Chile, there are many native languages of Chile, including Mapudungun and Quechua.

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This is the outline of which Caribbean country?

The island of Hispaniola include Haiti and the Dominican Republic. For this reason, you'll hear both Spanish and Creole on the island.

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Can you guess the name of this country in South America?

Colombia has many indigenous languages in addition to being a Spanish-speaking country. It is also the only South American country that has coasts on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

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Which South American country is this?

This landlocked South American country has the highest large city in the world at 13,615 ft and 1,184,942 people. The city is perfectly name El Alto, or "The Heights."

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How about the name of this country, land of the beauty queens?

Spanish is the official language of Venezuela. However, they also recognize around 26 other languages spoken in various regions.

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What is this Central American country named?

Guatemala's capital is called Guatemala City. It is known as the "Country of Eternal Spring" because of its mild climate and beautiful landscape.

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Do you know this Central American country, known for its canal?

The Panama canal makes up one-third of the economy of this Central American country. It has an abundance of fish and beautiful beaches.

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What’s this once Perón-ruled land called?

Argentina was once ruled by Juan Perón followed by his wife Isabel Perón. The second largest South American country is now served by president Mauricio Macri.

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Can you name this country, once part of the Spanish Empire?

El Salvador is the smallest Central American country. Only a few of the Pipil indigenous people speak the Nahuatl language.

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Which Spanish-speaking country is this one?

The capital of Honduras is Tegucigalpa. Say that ten times fast! The economy is largely made up of exports like coffee and bananas.

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This country with an ancient Andean civilization is called what?

Peru is known for its world wonder, Machu Picchu. It was the lost city of the Incas, the indigenous people of Peru, for hundreds of years.

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Spanish is an official language here, which is what country?

Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America. Its best known for its landscapes of volcanoes and lakes.

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How about this one near an imaginary line that divides the hemispheres?

Ecuador is a mega-diverse country, home to both the Amazon jungle, tall mountains and the Galapagos Islands. The importance of conservation was emphasized by the country's move in 2008 to officially give nature constitutional rights.

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Spanish is also officially spoken here. What is this country?

Costa Rica is a republic located in Central America with over 800 miles of coastline. It is one of five Blue Zones in the world, which means many Coasta Ricans live to be 100+ years old.

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How about this country, home of the "river of the painted birds"?

Uruguay is in South America and has one of the highest literacy rates in the world - due to its free education. It is also known for tango, sheep and fútbol.

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What’s this South American country that officially speaks Spanish?

Paraguay's capital is Asuncion. Its a lovely country and city.

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The only country in Africa with Spanish as its official language is called which of the following?

Equatorial Guinea is found in Central Africa along the Western coast. The country is known for being one of the richest in Africa, yet many of its residents are living in poverty.

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This samba-dancing country may not have Spanish as its official language, but you can hear it spoken along the borders. Which is it?

Even though Brazil predominantly speaks Portuguese, other languages are spoken such as Spanish, German, Tupi, and Macro-Jê. Brazil's Carnival is known around the world as a great party, full of Samba music and dance.

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Which country is this, known for its Spanish influence?

Morocco is an Arabic-speaking country, but due to its history, there are French and Spanish speakers there, too. The influences of Moorish architecture can be seen in Spain and around the world.

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Spanish speakers can be found in this territory, can you identify it?

There are Spanish, French, and Creole speakers in the Virgin Islands - though the official language is English. There are four islands that make up this Caribbean territory.

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This African nation has pockets of Spanish-speaking people. What is it?

South Sudan's official language is English. But it has more than 50 recognized languages, including Spanish.

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How about this Asian country, which speaks a creole form of Spanish?

For 400 years, the Philippines once under Spanish rule, and many in the Philippines continue to struggle against imperialism. A province there even formed a creole form of Spanish called Chavacano.

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Spanish is spoken in this tiny Caribbean nation. What’s it called?

Curaçao is located 40 miles off the coast of Venezuela. The inhabitants also speak Dutch, Papiamento and English.

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Can you name this small nation near Spain, where Spanish can be heard?

Andorra is in the Iberian Peninsula. Catalan, French, Castilian Spanish, and Portuguese are all spoken here.

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What about this nation once ruled by Spain?

Gibraltar is near the Iberian Peninsula, so it has Spanish-speaking people, but also includes English, Italian and Portuguese speakers.

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Can you name this Central American country?

Belize used to be known as the British Honduras. That's why it has Spanish-speaking residents, too. English and Creole are spoken here, too!

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This small nation speaks Papiamento and Spanish, what is it called?

Aruba is a Caribbean nation with more than 90 nationalities. People here speak Papiamento, Spanish, Dutch and English.

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Can you name this two-island Caribbean nation?

Trinidad and Tobago has a small Spanish-speaking population along with English, Caribbean, Hindustani and Trinidadian Creole French. Its known as the "happiest country in the Caribbean".

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How about this land north of the USA that has many Spanish speakers?

Due to migration, Canada also has some Spanish-speaking residents in addition to English and French. They came from all over!

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The Queen knows it! Which country is this?

In the United Kingdom, you can hear a lot of other languages aside from English. Spanish is, of course, present there as well.

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Surprise! How about this country?

Of course, the USA has a lot of Spanish-speaking citizens. It's the second most commonly spoken language in the country.

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