FAQ 3 - Language list by country and place

The list may be used to identify the language spoken by a client, to assist you in booking an interpreting service. This list is not exhaustive. This list of languages spoken in countries around the world is adapted from Improving the use of translation and interpreting services: A guide to Victorian Government policy and procedures, published by the Victorian Office of Multicultural Affairs in 2003.

Afghanistan Pashtu, Farsi, Dari, Hazaragi, other Turkish and minor languages
Albania Albanian (Tosk is the official dialect), Greek
Algeria Arabic, French, Berber dialects
Andorra Catalán, French, Castilian, Portugese
Angola Portugese, bantu and other African languages
Antigua & Barbuda English, local dialects
Argentina Spanish, English, Italian, German, French
Armenia Armenian, Russian
Australia English, Indigenous languages including Pitjantjara, Ngarrindjeri, Yankunytjatjara and Adnymathanha
Austria German, Slovene, Croatian, Hungarian
Azerbaijan Azerbaijani, Turkic, Russian, Armenian, other

 


 

Bahamas English, Creole
Bahrain Arabic, English, Farsi, Urdu
Bangladesh Bangla, English
Barbados English
Belarus Belorussian, Russian, other
Belize English, Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna (Carribian), Creole
Benin French, Fon, Yoruba, tribal languages
Bhutan Dzongkha, Tibetan and Nepalese dialects
Bolivia Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
Bosnia & Herzegovina Bosnian, Croatian, Serbain (all formerly known as Serbo-Croatian); written languages use Latin & Cyrillic script
Botswana English, Setswana
Brazil Portugese, Spanish, English, French
Brunei Darussalam Malay, English, Chinese
Bulgaria Bulgarian, secondary ethnic languages
Burkina Faso French, Indigenous African (Sudanese) languages
Burundi Kirundi, French, Swahili, Kinyarwanda

 


 

Cambodia Khmer, French, English
Cameroon French, English, 24 major African language groups
Canada English, French, Indigenous languages
Cape Verde Portugese, Criuolo
Central African Republic French, Sangho, Arabic, Hansa, Swahili
Chad French, Arabic, Sara, more than 120 languages & dialects
Chile Spanish
China (PRC) Cantonese, Mandarin (Putonghua), and dialects (Daur, Kalmyk-Oirat, Lu, Peripheral Mongolian, Central Tibetan, Uyghur, Xibe, Zhuang)
Colombia Spanish
Comoros Arabic and French, Shikomoro (Swahili/Arabic blend)
Congo, Republic of French, Lingala, Monokutuba, Kikongo, and local languages/dialects
Congo (DRC) French, Lingala, Kingwana, Kikongo, Tshiluba
Costa Rica Spanish, English
Côte d'Ivoire French, African languages (Diaula esp.)
Croatia Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian (all formerly known as Serbo-Croatian), Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, German and other languages
Cuba Spanish
Cyprus Greek, Turkish, English
Czech Republic Czech