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Which countries officially speak Spanish?

1. INTRODUCTION

Spanish is spoken officially or co-official in 20 countries of the world (18 in America, 1 in Europe and 1 in Africa).

Point 2 provides a list in alphabetical order of these 20 countries. In point 3 all the Spanish-speaking nations classified by continents are shown. Finally, in point 4 there is a map with the Spanish-speaking countries colored in red.

I hope you find it useful. 🙂

 

2. COUNTRIES WHOSE OFFICIAL OR CO-OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS SPANISH (alphabetical order)

  1. Argentina.
  2. Bolivia. (*) Co-official
  3. Chile.
  4. Colombia.
  5. Costa Rica.
  6. Cuba.
  7. Dominican Republic.
  8. Ecuador.
  9. El Salvador.
  10. Equatorial Guinea. (*) Co-official
  11. Guatemala.
  12. Honduras.
  13. México.
  14. Nicaragua.
  15. Panamá.
  16. Paraguay. (*) Co-official
  17. Perú.
  18. Spain.
  19. Uruguay.
  20. Venezuela.

 

3. COUNTRIES WHOSE OFFICIAL OR CO-OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS SPANISH (by continents)

3.1. Europe (1)

  • Spain.

 

3.2. America (18)

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

 

3.3. Africa

  • Equatorial Guinea.

 

4. MAP WITH THE SPANISH-SPAKING COUNTRIES (colored in red)

Countries that speak spanish

 

5. NOTES AND CLARIFICATIONS

  • Puerto Rico does not appear on the list or on the map because it is not a sovereign country (it currently belongs to the United States). Spanish and English are the official languages of this territory.

 

6. REFERENCES

  • Saber es práctico (2018). ¿En qué países se habla español de manera oficial?. Text in Spanish. Avaliable [HERE].
 
 

Javier

PhD in Education. From Spain. Living everywhere. Passionate about learning and sharing. Welcome to Learner Trip!

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