What language is spoken here?

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You'd be surprised by the official languages of some countries. There are many languages (popular and obscure) out there — do you know all of them?

What is the official language of the Philippines?

Although Filipino is the official language, only about 55 percent of residents speak it. Most speak Tagalog and/or English. At one point in time, Spanish was the country's official language.

What are the three official languages of Belgium?

Dutch is Belgium's first official language and is spoken by about 60 percent of the country's population. About 30 percent of residents speak French. Although a mere 1 percent of residents speak German, it is still recognized as Belgium's third official tongue.

What official languages do the good folks of Luxembourg speak?

Luxembourgish is a Germanic language spoken by the locals. French is the country's official written language. German, used widely in the schools, is typically the second language residents learn to speak. Since Luxembourg borders Germany and France, most people know all three, as well as some English.

Four official languages are spoken in Switzerland. What are they?

These four languages are typically spoken in different regions of the country. The most common is German, spoken by 74 percent of the population, followed by French (21 percent), Italian (4 percent) and Rumantsch (1 percent).

What are the official languages of the island of Aruba?

Dutch and Papiamento, a local dialect, are official languages. However, most Arubans can speak four languages: English, Spanish, Dutch and Papiamento.

What language do Brazilians speak?

The official language of Brazil is a legacy of colonization by Portugal. And Brazilians' Portuguese remains much the same as that spoken in Portugal. Brazil's indigenous people have four languages of their own.

What is the official language of Algeria?

Arabic, spoken by more than 80 percent of residents, is Algeria's official tongue. Berber, another common language, is now recognized as one of the country's national tongues. Although many residents understand French, due to its prominence in education and government (thanks to previous colonization), it has no official status.

What are the two official languages of the Republic of Ireland?

Gaelige (Gaelic), also called Irish, is one of the Republic of Ireland's two official languages. The other is English. Gaelige is a Celtic language and one of the oldest written languages in the world.

What language is commonly spoken in Spain's autonomous community of Galicia?

Galego, or Gallego in Castilian Spanish, is spoken by about 90 percent of Galicians. The Romance language is similar to Portuguese.

What is the official language of the United States of America?

Not every country has an official language. Although the vast majority of Americans speak English only, it is not designated as the official language in the U.S. Constitution.

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