There are more than 6,000 languages spoken throughout the entire world. While we may not be able to learn all of them, it's possible to learn a few! When traveling to other parts of the world, you can usually expect there to be an array of different languages spoken. For example, if you travel to Asia, you can expect languages such as Japanese, Siamese or Fijian. Maybe you'll even find a few people who speak some English as well. The world wouldn't be so unique and exciting if we all simply spoke the same language!
Did you know that about half of our population on Earth is considered to be bilingual? That means that they can speak two languages. After all, in most countries, there is more than just one official language that is spoken throughout. For example, in Canada, English is an official language, but so is French. So in school, both languages are taught to the students. It's fun to learn the ins and outs of a brand new language!
So, you think you know all about the many languages of the world? Well, you'll need to know the countries they're spoken in as well! Get ready to prove your knowledge of the world with this quiz!
Arabic has deep roots in not only Morocco, but the world. It is one of the oldest languages in the world. Did you know that the movie "Casablanca" got its name from a city in Morocco?
English is one of the official languages in Fiji due to the British influence on the country. The country is also home to indigenous people who speak their own language called Fijian. The last official language is Fiji Hindi, which is the country's version of Hindi itself. Can you guess what language is used most? It's Fijian!
Grenada is part of the Commonwealth, and therefore has English as one of the country's official languages. In addition to English, variations of Creole are also commonly used in the country.
Albanian is divided into two different dialects, Tosk and Gheg. Both are official languages spoken in the country, but many others are also used. These include English and Greek among a few others.
Japanese is the official language of Japan. Did you know that there are many different forms of Japanese? Hiragana and Kanji are two types of different styles in the language.
Catalan is the official language of the country. Many other languages are spoken in the country as well, but not as heavily as Catalan. Did you know that Catalan has roots in Latin?
Korean is one of the official languages in South Korea. It's also the official language of North Korea. While Korean is the primary language, English is also used now and then in the country, as it is sometimes taught in schools.
Greek is an official language of Cyprus as well as Turkish. The country is situated near both Greece and Turkey, which helps to explain the influences of both of the languages. Cyprus also has its own unique languages as well that aren't spoken as heavily and are a variation of other languages.
Arabic is an official language of Egypt. Arabic is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, with French and English being the largest. There are over 400 million speakers of the language worldwide.
If you're going to Israel, prepare the basics of Hebrew! It is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the country, alongside others such as Arabic.
Haitian Creole is one of the official languages of Haiti. In addition to Creole, there is also a large French-speaking population. Did you know that Haiti is one of the largest countries in the Caribbean?
English and Spanish are two heavily spoken languages in Belize, and both are official. Did you know that Belize is the only country in Central America that recognizes English as its official language?
Danish is just one of the official languages of Denmark. Greenlandic is another language that is spoken here as well as in Greenland itself. This language however, is spoken by the Inuit.
Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia. It is a form of Semitic languages, but it is not the only language spoken in the country. These include Oromo and Somali languages.
Albanian is one of the official languages of the country. Serbian is another official language in Kosovo. After all, its name comes from Serbia, which shows the influence it has on the country.
Portuguese is an official language of Cape Verde. One reason for this is that the Portuguese controlled the country at one time in history. Another language you might hear in the country is Cape Verdean Creole.
Maltese and English are both official languages of Malta. Although the country is small, the population is big and mostly uses Maltese as a main language.
Dutch is one of the most widely spoken languages throughout Belgium, although it's not the only language spoken. French is also popular in the country, especially in certain areas with a high population of French individuals.
Hindi is just one of the many languages that are official in the country. Other languages that India recognizes to be official are Kashmiri, Tamil, and Urdu. There are 18 more languages considered as official in addition to these!
Portuguese is one of the official languages of Brazil. If you're ever planning on visiting the country, then you'll want to know a little bit of the language. It's used in media as well as everyday life in the country.
Portuguese is an official language of Angola. Aside from Portuguese, Bantu is another popular spoken language in the country. Have you ever heard of the word "fofo"? It's Portuguese for cute!
Argentina is known for being a primarily Spanish speaking country, similar to many South American countries. Did you know that Argentina is one of the largest countries in South America?
Urdu is one of the primary languages in Pakistan, with English being the other. Did you know that English and Urdu cross at some points? English gets some of its words from the language of Urdu.
English is the official language of Sierra Leone. Freetown is the capital of the country, which lies along the ocean. Did you know that their currency is called Leone?
Guinea uses French as the official language of the country, but that's not the only language that they speak. Fula is also spoken in the country, but it has not been made official. In fact, Fula is spoken in many countries around the continent!
Singapore has many languages that are deemed official. Mandarin, along with others such as Tamil, English and Malay are all considered to be official. If you're planning a trip there, it would be good to know the basics of at least one of these languages!
Europe has the influence of many languages. German is one of the official languages of Switzerland, but so are French and Italian.
Tanzania only has two official languages, Swahili and English. Many other countries in Africa call Swahili their official language as well. It’s always good to have a little Swahili knowledge when traveling to Africa!
If you go to Hungary, it will be helpful to know a little Hungarian! Although it is the official language of the country, a few other languages are commonly spoken as well. These include German and Romanian.
Turkmen is easy to remember. Just think of the country it is spoken in! In addition to Turkmen, be sure to pick up on some Russian if you ever plan on visiting. Many people also speak it!
Even though it’s called a city, Vatican City is actually a very small country. As it's right in the heart of Italy, Italian is the language of choice in this country.
Arabic is one of the official languages of Yemen. The country’s capital is Sana’a and it is located in the Middle East.
Dzongkha is the official language of Bhutan. When going to school in Bhutan, it is important to learn the language. Did you know it's derived from Old Tibetan?
Monaco is bordered by France, explaining why it is one of the official languages of the country! A few other languages are also heavily used in the country including Italian and English.
Xhosa was one of the official languages of Zimbabwe, but there are many, many more as well. The language is spoken by many in South Africa, and the many who speak it are typically bilingual.