What Countries speak Spanish map

People |Home/ Spanish speaking countriesSpanish or Castillan is a Romance language that originated in the Iberian Peninsula of Europe. It is widely used around the world and especi

What Countries speak Spanish map

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Spanish or Castillan is a Romance language that originated in the Iberian Peninsula of Europe. It is widely used around the world and especially in America.

Its origin is from Vulgar Roman that was brought by the Roman beginning 210 BC. The first document with traces of Spanish is from around the 9th century and the first systematic use was in the Kingdom of Castile in the 13th century.

Its worldwide extension is linked to the Spanish colonial Empire. There are in total 21 countries where Spanish is the official language. They are all located in the Americas, except Spain and Equatorial Guinea.

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Spanish speaking countries (official language)

Spanish is the Official language of 21 countries:

Other Spanish speaking countries (common but not official language)

Further, there are some countries where Spanish is commonly used, but it is not an official language:

Spanish speakers in the world

In 2019, there are around 483 million Spanish native speakers around the world, which make it the second most important native language after Mandarin (Chinese). And around 580 million people can speak Spanish around the world which make it the 3rd spoken language in the world after Mandarin and English.

World map of Spanish speaking countries

Spanish speakingcountriesin Europe

Spanish speaking countries in Africa

Spanish speaking countries in Asia

Spanish speakingcountriesin North America

Spanish speakingcountriesin South AmericaCountrySpanish speakers% of the total populationArgentina (Official language)45,104,50299.4%Bolivia (Official language)10,182,33687.9%Brazil6,056,0182.86%Chile (Official language)19,322,10299.3%Colombia (Official language)49,969,44599.2%Ecuador (Official language)16,845,73298.1%Paraguay (Official language)4,946,32268.2%Peru (Official language)29,541,92286.6%Uruguay (Official language)3,441,94098.9%Venezuela (Official language)32,214,15898.8%

Spanish speakingcountriesin Oceania

sources:

wikipedia

El español: una lengua viva  Informe 2019(PDF)(Report).Instituto Cervantes. 2019

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