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Asia
Country

Official and national Languages

Other spoken Languages
 
Afghanistan
Pashto (Pashtu, Pushtu) an Eastern Iranian language, it is the native language of the Pashtun people.

Dari Persian (Fārsī-ye Darī) also known as Afghan Persian. other Turkic and minor languages.
Armenia
Armenian (Hayeren) is an independent, one-language subgroup within the Indo-European language family. The unique Armenian alphabet, which consists of 39 characters, was created in 405 AD by a monk named Mesrop Mashtots. Russian widely used

Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani (Azeri; a Turkic language of the Altaic family) 89% Russian 3%, Armenian 2%, other 6%
Bahrain
Arabic (Arabiyya)
English, Farsi, Urdu
Bangladesh
Bengali (Bangla)
English
Bhutan
Bhutanese (Dzongkha)
The Bhotes (the principal ethnic majority 50%) speak various Tibetan dialects like Tshanglakha and Khenkha, Nepalese speak various Nepalese dialects like Lhotsamkha. Brunei Darussalam
Malay, English
Chinese
Cambodia
Khmer spoken by more than 95% of the population (Khmer language is influenced by spoken and written Thai) some French still spoken, English increasingly popular as a second language. China
Standard Chinese called also Putonghua (普通话) or Mandarin. Wu 吴语 - spoken in Shanghai and in Zhejiang province and Jiangsu province. Yue 粤 - Cantonese, official in Hong Kong and Macau.
Uyghur (Xinjiang)
English (Hong Kong), Portuguese (Macau), Tibetan (Tibet), Mongolian (Inner Mongolia).

Other Chinese dialects like Min, Hakka (Kejia), Gan and Xiang. Cyprus
Greek, Turkish
English

EUROPE
Country

Official and national Languages

Other spoken Languages
Albania
Albanian (Shqip, Tosk (Toskë) is the official dialect)
Shqip-Gheg dialect (Gegë), Greek, Italian
Andorra
Catalan
French, Castilian, Portuguese
Austria
German, Slovene (official in Carinthia), Croatian and Hungarian (official in Burgenland)  
Belarus
Belarusian, Russian
 
Belgium
Dutch 60%, French 40%, German less than 1%
 
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
 
Bulgaria
Bulgarian
Turkish
Croatia
Croatian (hrvatski)
 
Cyprus
Greek, Turkish, English
 
Czech Republic
Czech (cestina)

NORTH AMERICA and SOUTH AMERICA
Country

Official and national Languages

Other spoken Languages
 
Anguilla
English
 
Antigua and Barbuda
English
local dialects, Creole English
Argentina
Spanish
English, Italian, German, French
Aruba
Dutch
Papiamento (Creole with Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English roots), English (widely spoken), Spanish Bahamas
English
Creole (among Haitian immigrants)
Barbados
English
 
Belize
English
Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna (Carib), Creole
Bolivia
Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
 
Brazil
Portuguese
Spanish, English, French, American Indian languages
Canada
English 59%, French 23%; (Canada's Territory Nunavut wants that Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun become official) 53 native Inuit and American-Indian languages (18%).
Cayman Islands
English
 
Chile
Spanish
 
Colombia
Spanish
American Indian languages
Costa Rica
Spanish
English
Cuba
Spanish
 
Dominica
English
French patois
Dominican Republic
Spanish
 
Ecuador
Spanish
Quechua and other Amerindian languages.
El Salvador
Spanish
Nahua (among some Amerindians)
French Guiana
French
 
Grenada
English
French patois
Guadeloupe
French 99%
Creole patois
Guatemala
Spanish 60%, Amerindian languages 40%
(23 officially recognized Amerindian languages, including Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Garifuna, and Xinca) Guyana
English
Amerindian dialects, Creole, Hindi, Urdu
Haiti
French, Creole
 
Honduras
Spanish
Amerindian dialects
Jamaica
English
most Jamaicans speak an English-based dialect which is known as Patois. Martinique
French
Creole patois
Mexico
Spanish
various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages. Nicaragua
Spanish
English and indigenous languages on Atlantic coast.
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