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Chapter 5. Travel Arrangements > Languages Spoken in Foreign Countries

Languages Spoken in Foreign Countries

The average businessperson will sometimes be aware of the language spoken in some countries of the world but not in others. Table 5-1 indicates the official language(s) spoken in certain countries.

Table 5-1. Countries and Their Official Language(s).
CountryOfficial Language(s)CountryOfficial Language(s)
AfghanistanAfghan, Persian,IndonesiaIndonesian
 PashtoIranPersian
AlgeriaArabicIraqArabic
AngolaPortugueseIrelandEnglish, Gaelic
ArgentinaSpanishIsraelArabic, Hebrew
AustraliaEnglishItalyItalian
BahamasEnglishIvory CoastFrench
BahrainArabicJamaicaEnglish
BarbadosEnglishJapanJapanese
BelgiumDutch, French,JordanArabic
 GermanKenyaEnglish, Swahili
BelizeEnglishKoreaKorean
BermudaEnglishKuwaitArabic
BoliviaSpanishLebanonArabic
Bosnia and LesothoEnglish, Sesotho
HerzegovinaBosnianLiberiaEnglish
BotswanaEnglishLibyaArabic
BrazilPortugueseMaceoniaMacedonian, Albanian
BulgariaBulgarianMadagascarFrench, Malagasy
CanadaEnglish, FrenchMalawiEnglish
ChadFrenchMalaysiaMalay
ChileSpanishMaliFrench
ChinaChinese (Mandarin)MaltaEnglish, Maltese
ColombiaSpanishMauritaniaArabic, French
CongoFrenchMexicoSpanish
CroatiaCroatianMonacoFrench
CubaSpanishMoroccoArabic
DenmarkDanishMozambiquePortuguese
DominicaEnglishMyanmarBurmese
Dominican NepalNepali
RepublicSpanishNetherlands, TheDutch
EcuadorSpanishNew ZealandEnglish
EgyptArabicNicaraguaSpanish
El SalvadorSpanishNigeriaEnglish
EnglandEnglishNorwayNorwegian
EthiopiaAmharicOmanArabic
FijiEnglishPakistanUrdu
FinlandFinnish, SwedishPanamaSpanish
FranceFrenchParaguaySpanish
GermanyGermanPeruSpanish, Quechua
GhanaEnglishPhilippinesEnglish, Philipino,
Great BritainEnglish Spanish
GreeceGreekPolandPolish
GrenadaEnglishPortugalPortuguese
GuatemalaSpanishSpainSpanish
GuyanaEnglishTrinidad and 
HaitiFrenchTobagoEnglish
HondurasSpanishTunisiaArabic
IcelandIcelandicTurkeyTurkish
IndiaEnglish, Hindi  



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