Can you talk your way through this world language quiz?

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Isadora Teich

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There are thousands of languages and dialects spoken around the globe, each with its own unique quirks, words and culture surrounding it. See how well you know which language is spoken where with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

In which of these countries is Spanish an official language?

There are a few different languages spoken in Mexico, including indigenous languages. The majority of Mexicans speak only Spanish, which was brought over from Spain in the 16th century.

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Which of these countries has the highest concentration of French speakers?

Both English and French are the official languages of Canada. The majority of Canada's French speakers live in the province of Quebec.

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Where is Danish spoken the most commonly?

Danish is the official language of Denmark. It's a Scandinavian language.

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In which country is Russian an official language?

Russian is the main language spoken in Russia. There are also over 100 minority languages spoken within the country, including Tartar and Chuvash.

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Which of these countries speaks Greek?

Greek has the longest history of almost any Indo-European language. It's documented evolution spans 34 centuries.

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Of the following countries, which speaks the most Arabic?

Arabic is a megalanguage with more than 30 different dialects spoken in various countries around the world. It is one of the most spoken languages on earth.

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Mandarin Chinese is spoken the most where?

More people speak Mandarin Chinese than any other language on earth. It is spoken by over 1 billion people around the world.

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English is spoken the most heavily in:

New Zealand is one of the many English-speaking countries around the world. Maori, the language of the indigenous population, is the country's other official langauge.

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Where is German spoken most commonly?

German is the official language of Germany as well as several other European countries. There are a variety of dialects of the language and about half of all Germans speak English as a second language.

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Where in the world is Cherokee spoken the most?

Cherokee, or Tsalagi, is spoken by Native Americans who are of the Cherokee Nation. They live mostly in Oklahoma and North Carolina.

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Where is Czech spoken?

Czech is the official language of the Czech Republic. It is a West Slavic language that is a lot like Slovak.

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The Swedish language is spoken mostly in:

Swedish is spoken by more than 10 million people. Most speakers can be found in Sweden and Finland.

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Where is Tagolag spoken most?

Tagalog is widely spoken throughout the Philippines. The country is comprised of more than 7,000 islands.

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Japanese is spoken mostly in:

Japanese is the official language of Japan. It is an island nation made up of 6,000 islands.

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Where is the Tamil language spoken?

Tamil is spoken mostly by Tamil people. It is an official language in India, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

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The Turkish language comes from:

Turkish is mostly spoken in Turkey, but has about 60 million speakers around the world. There are large Turkish communities in the Balkans, Cyprus and the United States.

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Ukrainian is spoken mostly in:

Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe after Russia. Its official language is Ukrainian.

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You are most likely to hear Cantonese spoken in:

Chinese is a large language family with countless dialects, the two main ones being Mandarin and Cantonese. Cantonese is an official spoken language in Hong Kong and Macau.

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Catalan is a language spoken in:

Catalan is a Romance language spoken in some parts of Spain. It is also the official language of Andorra.

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Where will you most likely hear the Welsh language?

Welsh, or Cymru, is spoken in Wales and by some English people along the Wales-England Border. Both Welsh and English are the official languages of Wales.

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Hawaiian is spoken in:

Hawaiian and English are both the official languages of the U.S. state of Hawaii. A third unofficial pidgin language, known as Hawaii Creole English, is also widely spoken.

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In which country is Hindi an official langauge?

Hindi is actually a dialect cluster of languages spoken throughout India. It's the second-most spoken after Mandarin Chinese, with 490 million speakers worldwide.

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Portuguese is spoken in:

Portuguese is one of the most spoken languages on Earth. It's spoken by over 200 million people around the world across South America, Africa and Europe. It is even a co-official language with Mandarin in Macau.

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Where do most Hungarian speakers live?

Hungarian is the official language of Hungary. The country has a population of about 10 million.

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In which country is Italian the most commonly spoken?

Italian is the official language of Italy and San Marino as well as one of the four official languages of Switzerland. There are estimated to be 61 million Italian speakers worldwide.

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Where do people speak the most Korean?

Korean is spoken in both North Korea and South Korea. There are also large Korean communities throughout the world in places like America, Russia, Japan and Thailand.

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Lithuanian is the official language of which country?

Lithuanian is a Baltic language. It is the official language of Lithuania and has under 3 million native speakers.

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Where is Zulu spoken?

Zulu is spoken by the Zulu people. There are about 10 million Zulu speakers in a number of African countries, including Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland.

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Mandingo is spoken in which country?

Mandingo is spoken by the Mandinka people. They are one of the largest ethnic groups in West Africa and can be found in countries such as Senegal, Mali, Chad and Senegal.

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Where is Mayan spoken?

Mayan languages are spoken by groups of indigenous Maya peoples. They live mostly in Guatemala, Belize and Mexico.

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Navajo is mostly spoken in:

Navajo is spoken by the Native American Navajo people. They can mostly be found in the southwestern United States.

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Where is Norwegian an official language?

Norwegian is the official language or Norway. It has two official written forms.

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Punjabi is spoken in:

Punjabi is spoken by over 100 million people around the world. It's from the Punjabi region, which is currently part of both India and Pakistan.

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Where is the Romanian language spoken?

Romanian is an Eastern Romance language spoken in both Romania and Moldova. It is spoken by 24 million people as a primary language.

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Afrikaans is mostly spoken where?

Afrikaans is a form of Dutch that was created when Dutch speaking protestants settled in South Africa. Today it is mostly spoken in South Africa and Namibia.

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