Language data for Somalia

The 2021 Joint Multi-Cluster Needs Assessment (JMCNA) for Somalia records 11 languages in use. The JMCNA indicates that Northern Standard Somali is the most widely spoken as a first language (60% of the population), followed by Maay Somali (20%) and Benadiri Somali (18%). The country’s official languages are Northern Standard Somali and Arabic, but Arabic […]

Language data for Venezuela

The 2011 census of Venezuela records 50 major Indigenous groups, many speaking their own languages. Spanish, the official language of government, is used by the majority of the population either as a first or a second language – although no precise figures exist. All languages spoken by the Indigenous people of Venezuela are also recognized […]

Language Data By Country

LANGUAGE DATA BY COUNTRY 32 countries | 69 datasets | 91 maps Click on a country on the map below to see language data, resources, and maps that we have available for that country. This map will update as new data is published in the future. Note: Administrative divisions and names used on maps and […]

Language data for Armenia

The 2011 census of Armenia records 16 main languages and dialects spoken in the country. The census indicates that Armenian, the country’s official language, is the most widely spoken as a first language (97% of the population); it is used in education, administration and public life. Armenia has gone further than neighboring Azerbaijan and Georgia […]

Language data for Cameroon

The 2005 census of Cameroon records 69 main languages and dialects spoken in the country. The census indicates that French is the most widely spoken (56% of the population), followed by English (23%) — both official languages. Only in two sub-prefectures in the Extreme North Region are other languages used in higher proportions than English […]

Language data for El Salvador

The 2007 census of El Salvador records 8 main languages spoken in the country besides Spanish, which is the official language. According to the 2007 census, some Indigenous groups speak their own languages, such as Cacaopera (spoken by 0.07% of the population) and Nawat (0.06%). Other sources suggest that Poqoman is among the most widely […]