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Languages of Central America

A directory of various languages spoken throughout Central America

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Central America Languages
Central America

Belize:  English (official), Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna (Carib), Creole

Costa Rica: Spanish (official), English

El Salvador: Spanish, Nahua (among some Amerindians)

Equatorial Guinea: Spanish (official), French (official), pidgin English, Fang, Bubi, Ibo

Guatemala:Spanish 60%, Amerindian languages 40% (23 officially recognized Amerindian languages, including Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Garifuna, and Xinca)

Honduras: Spanish, Amerindian dialects

Nicaragua: Spanish 97.5% (official), Miskito 1.7%, other 0.8%
note: English and indigenous languages on Atlantic coast

Panama: Spanish (official), English 14%; note - many Panamanians bilingual


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