Can you Match the Official Language to the Country?

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Can you Match the Official Language to the Country?
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Language is a tool that can bring people together, no matter what part of the globe they are in. You may or may not know your own country's official language, but just how well do you know the rest of the world? Find out now with this official language quiz!
What is the official language of France?
German
Italian
French
none of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Around 88 percent of the population speaks French, while some areas do have small percentages of Italian- and German-speaking people, among others.

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What is the official language of Germany?
Greek
French
Gaelic
German
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

About 95 percent of the people in Germany speak German, with a few other languages earning minor percentages.

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What is the official language in Argentina?
Italian
English
Spanish
German
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

After Spanish, Italian ranks second among languages spoken in Argentina. Levantine Arabic is also fairly prominent.

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What is the official language of Brazil?
Spanish
English
Portuguese
French
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Portuguese is Brazil's official language, but French, English and Spanish are also spoken in the South American nation.

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What is the official language of Greece?
Greek
English
French
none of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Greek dominates the country, with about 99 percent of the people speaking the language. There is also some English and French spoken in Greece, but clearly not much.

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What is the official language of Canada?
English
French
English and French
Spanish
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

While English is spoken by about the majority of the population, French gets a share as one of Canada's official languages.

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What is the official language of Switzerland?
German
French
Italian
all of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Along with German, French and Italian, Romansh is also an official language of Switzerland; although less than one percent of the population speaks it.

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What is the official language of Israel?
Arabic
Hebrew
English
none of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Hebrew is predominantly spoken in Israel, but there are people who also speak Arabic and English in the country.

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What is the official language of Thailand?
Mandarin
English
Thai
Burmese
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Over 90 percent of the population of Thailand speaks Thai. Among the upper class, English is a secondary language.

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What is the official language of China?
Cantonese
Mandarin
Wu
Japanese
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

There are approximately 12 other language groups in China that vary from Standard Chinese (Mandarin). The Japanese language was influenced by the Chinese language as well.

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What is the official language of Ireland?
English
Irish
Gaelic
all of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Gaelic is just another way to say Irish. Both English and Irish are the official languages of Ireland.

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What is the official language of the United Kingdom?
English
French
German
none of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The United Kingdom does not have an official language at the Federal level. Around 98 percent of the people living there speak English.

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What is the official language of Japan?
Japanese
Cantonese
Mandarin
none of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Japan's official language has never been declared. However, court must be conducted in Japanese.

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What is the official language of Jamaica?
Jamaican Creole
English
both English and Jamaican Creole
none of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

While the majority of Jamaicans speak Jamaican Creole (or English Creole), English is the official language of the island nation.

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What is the official language of Indonesia?
English
Dutch
Indonesian
all of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Indonesian is the dominant language in the country, but you can also find English and Dutch speakers. In fact, there are more than 580 languages and dialects in the country in total.

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What is the official language of the United States?
English
Spanish
French
none of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

While English is predominantly spoken in the U.S., there is no official language at the Federal level. In total, 32 states have passed legislation giving English official status.

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What is the official language of Australia?
German
Italian
English
none of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Australia is one of many countries that does not have an official language. About 79 percent of the population speaks English.

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What is the official language of Iran?
Persian
Turkic
Kurdish
Arabic
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

More than half of the Iranian population speak Persian, while a substantial number speak Turkish.

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What is the official language of Iraq?
Kurdish
Arabic
Assyrian
Persian
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

While Arabic is the official language of Iraq, Kurdish regions have adopted Kurdish as their own. Assyrian and Armenian are also spoken in the country.

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What is the official language of Belgium?
Dutch
German
French
all of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Dutch and French are commonly spoken. German is also an official language, even though less than one percent of the population speaks it.

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What is the official language of Cuba?
Portuguese
Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish
none of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Spanish is the first language of about 90 percent of the Cuban population. Other languages in the country include Haitian Creole, Lucimi, Galician, and Corsican.

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What is the official language of Egypt?
English
French
Persian
Arabic
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Aside from Arabic as the official language, both English and French are understood by some of the educated classes of people in Egypt.

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What is the official language of Finland?
Swedish
Finnish
Swedish and Finnish
none of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

About 93 percent of the population speaks Finnish, while just six percent speak Swedish in Finland.

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What is the official language of Kenya?
English
Swahili
English and Swahili
none of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The English language was inherited from the past colonial rule of Kenya by the British. Swahili is spoken by nearly the entire population of the country and is the official language as well.

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What official language is shared by both North Korea and South Korea?
Korean
English
Korean and English
none of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Both nations have Korean as their official language. Both also have programs to teach other languages, including English.

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What is the official language of Mexico?
Mayan
Nahuatl
Spanish
all of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

While Spanish is predominantly spoken and used by the government, the Mexican government recognizes about 68 different languages as official. Many Mexicans also learn English as a second language.

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What is the official language of Russia?
Tatar
Russian
Chechen
none of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Russian language is spoken by the majority of the population. Regions have other official languages, such as Chechen and Tatar.

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What is the official language of Saudi Arabia?
Urdu
English
Farsi
Arabic
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Urdu, which is also one of Pakistan's official languages, is also spoken in Saudi Arabia. English is used as a second language in the country.

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What is the official language of South Africa?
English
Afrikaans
Zulu
all of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

South Africa recognizes 11 different languages as official. These include Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English, Sepedi, Setswana, Sesotho, Xitsonga, Swati, Tshivenda and Ndebele.

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What is the official language of Spain?
Portuguese
Spanish
English
all of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The majority of the nation speaks Spanish, but it is just one of many languages spoken in Spain.

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What is the official language of Sweden?
Finnish
French
Swedish
all of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Swedish is the official language of the country as a whole. Finnish, Sami, Romani, Yiddish, and Meankieli are all considered official minority languages in Switzerland.

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What is the official language of Turkey?
Arabic
Kurdish
Persian
Turkish
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

While Turkish is predominantly spoken in Turkey, Kurdish and other minority languages still exist.

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Which of these countries has English as its official language?
Uganda
Belize
Grenada
all of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

In Uganda, English is taught in grade schools and is used in courts and by most newspapers. It is even the language of choice for some radio broadcasts.

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What is the official language of Somalia?
Arabic
Somali
French
all of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Somali is the official language of Somalia. Arabic is also widely spoken.

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What is the official language of Pakistan?
English and Punjabi
Urdu and Punjabi
Urdu and English
none of the above
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Despite the fact that 48% of people speak Punjabi and others speak Sindhi, Siraiki and Pashtu, Urdu and English are recognized as official languages. There is a movement to remove English.

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