Countries Using Easiest Languages

Countries Using Easiest Languages are listed below.

So when you travel, you will find Easiest Foreign Languages helpful in the following countries:

The Easiest Foreign Languages for English speakers are official languages in the country or countries listed under each Easiest Language below.

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DANISH:

Denmark

Faroe Islands (with Faroese)

Greenland (with Kalaallisut)

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DUTCH:

Belgium (sole official language in Flanders, with French in Brussels)

The Netherlands (sole official language in every province except Friesland, where West Frisian is co-official)

Aruba (with Papiamento)

Netherlands Antilles (with English and Papiamento)

Suriname

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ENGLISH:

Antigua and Barbuda

Australia (considered de facto as no official language is mentioned in the Australian Constitution, with many other Aboriginal languages)

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Botswana (but the national language is Tswana)

Canada (with French)

Cameroon (with French)

Dominica

Fiji (with Bau Fijian and Hindustani)

Hong Kong (with Chinese)

The Gambia

Ghana

Grenada (with French creole)

Guernsey (with French)

Guyana

India (with 22 other official languages)

Israel (with Hebrew and Arabic)

Republic of Ireland (with Irish)

Jamaica

Jersey (with French)

Kenya (with Swahili)

Kiribati

Lesotho (with Sotho)

Liberia

Madagascar (with Malagasy and French)

Malawi (with Chichewa)

Malta (with Maltese)

Isle of Man (with Manx Gaelic)

Marshall Islands (with Marshallese)

Mauritius

Micronesia

Namibia (Afrikaans, German, and Oshiwambo are regional spoken)

Nauru (with Nauruan)

Netherlands Antilles (with Dutch and Papiamento)

New Zealand (with Māori and New Zealand Sign Language)

Nigeria

Pakistan (with Urdu as the national language)

Philippines (with Filipino)

Palau (with Palauan and Japanese)

Papua New Guinea (with Tok Pisin and Motu)

Rwanda (with French and Kinyarwanda)

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia (with French creole)

St. Vincent and the Grenadines (with French creole)

Samoa (with Samoan)

Seychelles (with Creole, French)

Sierra Leone

Singapore (with Chinese, Malay, Tamil)

Solomon Islands

South Africa (with Afrikaans, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu)

Sudan (with Arabic)

Swaziland (with Swati)

Tanzania (with Swahili)

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tuvalu

Uganda (with Swahili)

United Kingdom (along with Irish, Ulster Scots, Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Cornish and Welsh)

United States (de facto)

Vanuatu (with Bislama and French)

Zambia

Zimbabwe

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FRENCH:

Belgium (with Dutch and German)

Benin

Burkina Faso

Burundi (with Kirundi)

Cameroon (with English)

Canada (with English)

Central African Republic

Chad (with Arabic)

Comoros (with Arabic and Comorian)

Côte d'Ivoire

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Djibouti (with Arabic)

Equatorial Guinea (with Spanish and Portuguese)

France

French Guyana

French Polynesia

French Loyalty Islands

French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Scattered islands in the Indian Ocean

Guadeloupe

Martinique

Mayotte

New Caledonia

Réunion

Saint Barthélemy

Saint Martin

Saint Pierre et Miquelon

Wallis and Futuna (Adelie land) (Clipperton Island)

Gabon

Guernsey (with English)

Guinea

Haiti (with Haitian Creole)

part of Italy: the Aosta Valley with Italian

Jersey (with English, ruled by the U.K.)

Luxembourg (with German and Luxembourgish)

Madagascar (with Malagasy and English)

Mali

Monaco

Niger

Republic of the Congo

Rwanda (with English and Kinyarwanda)

Senegal

Seychelles (with English)

Saint Lucia (French Patois with English)

Switzerland (with German, Italian, and Rhaeto-Romansch)

Geneva

Vaud

Jura

Neuchâtel

Fribourg (with German)

Bern (with German)

Valais (with German)

Togo

Vanuatu (with Bislama and English)

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GERMAN:

Austria

Belgium (with Dutch and French)

Germany

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg (with French and Luxembourgish)

Italy

Province of Bolzano-Bozen (together with Italian and Ladin)

Switzerland (with French, Italian, and Rhaeto-Romansch) 17 of the 26 cantons (monolingually German)

Graubünden (with Italian and Romansh)

Bern (with French)

Fribourg (with French)

Valais (with French)

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ITALIAN:

Italy

Switzerland (with German and French)

Ticino

Graubünden (with German and Rhaeto-Romansh)

San Marino

Vatican City (with Latin and French)

part of Croatia: Istria county (with Croatian)

part of Slovenia: Izola, Koper and Piran municipalities (with Slovene)

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NORWEGIAN:

Norway (two official written forms - Bokmål and Nynorsk)

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PORTUGUESE:

Angola

Brazil

Cape Verde

East Timor (with Tetum)

Equatorial Guinea (with Spanish and French)

Guinea-Bissau

part of the People's Republic of China: Macau (with Chinese)

Mozambique

Portugal

São Tomé and Príncipe

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ROMANIAN:

Romania

Moldova (official language called Moldovan, although identical to Romanian according to the law of Moldova)

part of Serbia: Vojvodina (with Croatian, Hungarian, Serbian, Slovak and Ruthenian)

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SPANISH:

Argentina

Bolivia (with Aymara and Quechua)

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Cuba

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea (with French and Portuguese)

Guatemala

Honduras

Mexico (de facto)

Nicaragua

Panama

Paraguay (with Guaraní)

Peru (with Aymara and Quechua)

Spain (Aranese, Basque, Catalan, and Galician are co-official in some regions)

Uruguay

Venezuela

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SWEDISH:

Sweden (de jure since July 1, 2009)

Finland (with Finnish)

Åland (monolingually Swedish) (an autonomous province under Finnish sovereignty)

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NUMBER OF COUNTRIES WITH THE SAME OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

This is a ranking of languages by number of sovereign countries in which they are official [either de iure or de facto official].

55 countries: ENGLISH :

largest: India, United States, Nigeria, United Kingdom

32 countries: FRENCH :

largest: France, Canada, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar

22 countries: SPANISH :

largest: Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Argentina

10 countries: PORTUGUESE :

largest: Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, Angola

7 countries: GERMAN :

largest: Germany, Austria, Switzerland

4 countries: ITALIAN

3 countries: DUTCH

2 countries: SWEDISH

2 countries: ROMANIAN

1 country: DANISH

1 country: NORWEGIAN

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IN EUROPE

8 countries: French

8 countries: German

4 countries: Italian

3 countries: English

2 countries: Dutch

2 countries: Swedish

2 countries: Romanian

1 country: Spanish

1 country: Portuguese

1 country: Danish

1 country: Norwegian

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IN THE AMERICAS

20 countries: Spanish

14 countries: English

4 countries: Dutch

4 countries: French

1 country: Portuguese

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IN AFRICA

21 countries: French

19 countries: English

6 countries: Portuguese

1 country: sevewral languages

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IN ASIA

4 countries: English

1 country: several languages

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IN OCEANIA

12 countries: English

1 country: French

1 country: several languages

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Note: The information on this web page was adapted from Wikipedia: List of Official Languages.

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Languages Spoken in Each Country of the World -- Infoplease.com



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