How did Spanish become Panama's official language?
When Spain colonized panama in the 1500's, they brought spanish with them. It's stayed there ever since.
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Portuguese is the official language of Brazil. Brazil is the onlySouth American country not to have Spanish as its officiallanguage.
Not at all. Miami, FL is obviously in the US and Spanish is not the official language nowhere in the US. You will find many people (or most) speaking Spanish because of the gr…eat cultural influence there is. Most of the population in Miami is Hispanic (especially Cuban) which definetely affects the language spoken there since not everyone speaks English (newcomers). However, most people do speak English and even prefer to. English is also the first language of many Hispanic-Americans who've been born in Miami. In schools and most jobs, English is absolutely required. Hope I answered your question!
Spanish is an official language only in these 14 countries: 1. Bolivia 2. Colombia 3. Costa Rica 4. Cuba 5. Ecuador 6. El Salvador 7. Equatorial Guinea (with …French) 8. Guatemala 9. Honduras 10. Panama 11. Paraguay 12. Peru 13. Spain 14. Venezuela * In Puerto Rico, a commonwealth of the US, both Spanish and English are official languages.
No, Spanish is not an official language in the United States; English is not even an official language.
Almost all of the countries of South and Central America were at one time Spanish colonies in the New World. The Spaniards were the first Europeans to explore (and plunder) th…e lands of the Americas, under the conquistadors of the 1500's. Although they were outnumbered by the native populations, Spanish became widely used by the various populations, and eventually Spanish language and names became dominant. Weapons of the Spanish Conquistadors With the exception of British Honduras (Belize) British Guinana (Guyana) French Guiana, Dutch Guiana (Suriname) and Brazil (Portugese), the Spanish Empire included all countries from the Rio Grande in Mexico to Cape Horn in Argentina. This was largely due to two Spanish explorers: Cortez and Pizarro. When Hernando Cortez landed in the Western hemisphere from Spain, he and about 35 soldiers appeared before the natives. To the natives, they were considered gods, simply because they were riding horses, both clad in plated armor. They also had with them, a Catholic priest. When Cortez met with the Mayan Chief and subsequently gave the Chief a Bible, the chief threw the Bible on the ground and said something to the effect that bibles and the Spanish Gods weren't needed, nor their beliefs. This ensued a major battle against approximately 500 to 5,000 Mayan warriors, which the Spanish quickly defeated because of their steel swords and body armor, and because they fought on horseback. To Mayans, they seemed like strange creatures having four legs and two-heads and covered by steel. When Cortez looked down at the valley below, and saw more than 80,000 Mayans, he intended to conquer, civilize and culturize them. He had no idea of the fact that the Mayans, Aztecans, Incas and the Toltecs (a committee of Elders, from all the tribes) were already "civilized" with their own laws and their own gods. Unbeknownst to Cortez, the Europeans had a secret weapon even they didn't know about: diseases. These were mainly diseases of Europeans and animals, which came from the Middle East, and from Asia. These were diseases for which the Central American Tribes had no antibodies to protect them. Diseases such as, smallpox, flu, tuberculosis, malaria, plague, measles, diptheria and cholera infected tens of thousands of Mayans, helping to decimate the tribes and empires.
Most countries in the world do not have Spanish as an Official language, such as: Australia Brazil China Djibouti Estonia France Germany Hungary Israel Japan Korea Luxembourg… Malta New Zealand Oman Papua New Guinea Qatar Russia Somalia Turkey United States Venezuela Western Sahara Yemen Zimbabwe
Mexico was colonized by the spanish around the 15-16 centuries, and when Mexico gained independence in the 19th century, the spanish language was spoken by the whole country. …Therefore, it made sense to make it an official language.
No, it is Portuguese.
Because Colombia was once a colony of Spain.
The official language of Quebec is French. It became official in 1974 when their minister of labour and immigration, Pierre Laport was murdered by a suspected separatism suppo…rter group.
None of the 7 continents on Earth have official languages.
Europe is a continent. Continents do not have official languages. Spanish is the official language of one country in Europe - Spain.
Spanish. Spanish is a language.
Only one language is officially Spanish. It is called Spanish or Castillian.