How many countries in South America have Spanish as their official language?
Only 7 actually have Spanish as an official language:
- El Salvador
Spanish is the official language throughout South America, except for four countries. For the official language of Brazil is Portuguese. English is the official language of The Co-operative Republic of Guyana. The official language of French Guiana is French. And Dutch is the official language of Suriname. The countries in which Spanish is known, spoken and understood as the official language of communications are the following: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and…
Countries with Spanish as an official (de jure) language: North America: Guatemala El Salvador Honduras Costa Rica Panama South America: Colombia Venezuela Paraguay Bolivia Peru Ecuador Europe: Spain Africa: Equatorial Guinea Countries with Spanish as a de facto language: North America: Mexico Dominican Republic Nicaragua South America: Chile Argentina Uruguay Spanish used to be official in the Philippines and is currently a major foreign language in the country. Spanish is official in the American territory…
Spanish is the official language of these North American countries: Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Panama Spanish is the de facto, not official, language of these North American countries: Mexico Nicaragua Spanish is also a recognized minority language of the United States. It is the second most spoken language in the country, and is official in its dependent territory of Puerto Rico.
There are 9 countries in South America where the national language is Spanish. However, as with English in the US, some have not declared an "official" language. The 6 countries where Spanish has been declared the official language: Bolivia Colombia Ecuador Paraguay Peru Venezuela The 3 countries where Spanish is the de facto national language, but is not established by law: Argentina Chile Uruguay There are 4 states where other languages are official or predominate…
Outside of South America, Spanish speakers are found mainly in North and Central America. The following countries not in South America have Spanish as either an official language or a national language: Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Guatemala Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Panama Spain The United States of America (not a national language, but a significant second language)
Brazil, the Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guyana and Suriname are South American countries that do not have Spanish as their official language. Portuguese is the official language of Brazil while English is the official language of the Falkland Islands and of Guyana. Dutch is the official language of Suriname while French is the official language of French Guiana.
There are four countries within South America that don't include Spanish among their official languages: Brazil, Guyana, French Guiana, and Suriname. Brazil has Portuguese as the official language. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana keeps English as the official language, from the time that the country was known as British Guyana. The country also recognizes nine regional languages, none of which is Spanish, but one of which is Portuguese. French Guiana (an overseas department of France)…
No, they don't . Brazil, by far the largest country and population of those speaks Portuguese as their official language. Guyana has English as their official language. Surinam has Dutch. French Guiana has French. If you include the Caribbean and Antilles islands, more countries there have English or Dutch as their language.
Spanish-speaking countries of Central America are Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama. The only official language of Belize is English, but Spanish is widely used and officially recognized as a regional language. In the Caribbean: Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Puerto Rico is also Spanish-speaking but is a territory of the United States. The islands of San Andres and Providencia are part of Colombia, which is Spanish-speaking, but most residents speak a…
Are there any other countries outside of Europe and the Americas that have Spanish as their official language?
Equitorial Guinea (Africa) uses Spanish as their official language. The Philippines used to hold Spanish as their official language until 1987. Additionally, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, a partially recognized state in northern Africa, uses Spanish as one of its official languages. Other than these, there are no countries outside Europe and the Americas that use Spanish as an official language.
Each of these countries has a different answer: Philippines: Spanish is a heritage language, but not a native or official language Guam: Spanish has no role; English is the language of the citizenry and the official language Equatorial Guinea: Spanish is an official language and the native language of a minority; most people have a local Bantu language as their native language
There are more than three countries in which Portuguese is the official language. For it's the official language of the southwest European country of Portugal; and of former colonies of Portugal in Africa, Asia, and South America. In Africa, Portuguese remains the official language in Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe. Additionally, it now shares official language status, with Spanish and French, in the African country of Equatorial Guinea. In…
It already IS the official language-- in Spain, and Mexico and several other countries. If you mean should Spanish be the official language in the United States? Well not really, I think the United States Shouldn't have an official language. Since it was founded by immigrants. If not well i guess the official languages should be Spanish/English.