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List of official languages

List of official languages
Official languages of supra-national institutions
See List of official languages by institution. • Saudi Arabia • Somalia (with Somali) • Sudan • Syria • Tunisia • United Arab Emirates • Western Sahara • Yemen Armenian: • Armenia Assamese: • India (with 22 other official languages) • Assam Aymara: • Bolivia (with Spanish and Quechua) • Peru (with Spanish and Quechua) Azeri: • Azerbaijan

Official languages of sovereign countries
There are 116 languages in this category. Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J KLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

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Abkhaz: • Abkhazia (independence disputed)[1] • Georgia, on the territory of Abkhazia. Afrikaans: • South Africa (with English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu) Albanian: • Albania • Kosovo (independence disputed) • Montenegro (with Montenegrin, Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian) Amharic: • Ethiopia Arabic: • Algeria • Bahrain (with English) • Chad (with French) • Comoros (with French and Comorian) • Djibouti (with French) • Egypt • Eritrea (with Tigrignan) • Iraq (with Kurdish) • Israel (with Hebrew) • Jordan • Kuwait • Lebanon (with French and English) • Libya • Mauritania • Morocco • Oman • Palestinian Authority • Qatar

B
Basque: • Spain (co-official in Basque autonomous community) Belarusian: • Belarus (with Russian) Bengali: • Bangladesh • India (with 22 other official languages) • Tripura • West Bengal Bislama: • Vanuatu [3] Bosnian: • Bosnia and Herzegovina (with Croatian, Serbian) • Montenegro (with Montenegrin, Serbian, Albanian and Croatian) • Serbia (in the region of Sandžak) Bulgarian: • Bulgaria Burmese: • Myanmar

C
Catalan: • Andorra • Spain (co-official in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and the Valencian Community) Chinese (see also Sinitic languages):

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• Republic of China in Taiwan (Mandarin is spoken, Traditional Chinese is written; Mandarin is designated as national language) • People’s Republic of China (varieties of Chinese languages are spoken, Simplified Chinese is written, Mandarin is designated as national language) • Hong Kong (Cantonese and English are the official legal languages under the Sino-British Joint Declaration and Hong Kong’s Basic Law (or mini-constitution as it is sometimes known), Traditional Chinese is written; co-official with English) • Macau (Cantonese is spoken de facto, Traditional Chinese is written; coofficial with Portuguese) • Singapore (Mandarin is spoken, Simplified Chinese is written.) (With English, Malay and Tamil) Croatian: • part of Austria • Burgenland (with German and Hungarian) • Bosnia and Herzegovina (with Bosnian, Serbian) • Croatia • part of Italy • Molise • part of Serbia • Vojvodina (with Serbian, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovak and Ruthenian) • Montenegro (with Montenegrin, Serbian, Bosnian and Albanian) Czech: • Czech Republic

List of official languages
• Netherlands Antilles (with English and Papiamento) • Suriname Dzongkha: • Bhutan

E
English (see also List of countries where English is an official language): • Antigua and Barbuda • Australia (de facto) • Bahamas • Barbados • Belize • Botswana (but the national language is Tswana) • Canada (with French) • Cameroon (with French) • Dominica • Fiji (with Bau Fijian and Hindustani) • part of the People’s Republic of China • Hong Kong (with Chinese) • The Gambia • Ghana • Grenada (with French creole) • Guernsey (with French) • Guyana • India (with 22 other official languages) • Republic of Ireland (with Irish) • Jamaica • Jersey (with French) • Kenya (with Swahili) • Kiribati • Lesotho (with Sotho) • Liberia • Madagascar (with Malagasy and French) • Malawi (with Chichewa) • Malta (with Maltese) • Isle of Man (with Manx Gaelic) • Marshall Islands (with Marshallese) • Mauritius • Micronesia • Namibia (Afrikaans, German, and Oshiwambo are regional spoken)
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D
Danish: • Denmark • Faroe Islands (with Faroese) • Greenland (with Kalaallisut) Dari: • Afghanistan (with Pashto) Dhivehi: • Maldives Dutch: • Belgium (sole official language in Flanders, with French in Brussels) • The Netherlands (sole official language in every province except Friesland, where West Frisian is co-official) • Aruba (with Papiamento)

• Nauru (with Nauruan) • Netherlands Antilles (with Dutch and Papiamento) • New Zealand (with Māori and New Zealand Sign Language) • Nigeria • Pakistan (with Urdu as the national language) • Philippines (with Filipino) • Palau (with Palauan and Japanese)

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• Papua New Guinea (with Tok Pisin and Motu) • Rwanda (with French and Kinyarwanda) • St. Kitts and Nevis • St. Lucia (with French creole) • St. Vincent and the Grenadines (with French creole) • Samoa (with Samoan) • Seychelles (with Creole, French) • Sierra Leone • Singapore (with Chinese, Malay, Tamil) • Solomon Islands • South Africa (with Afrikaans, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu) • Sudan (with Arabic) • Swaziland (with Swati) • Tanzania (with Swahili) • Tonga • Trinidad and Tobago • Tuvalu • Uganda (with Swahili) • United Kingdom (de facto) • United States (de facto) • Vanuatu (with Bislama and French) • Zambia • Zimbabwe Estonian: • Estonia

List of official languages
• French Loyalty Islands • French Southern and Antarctic Lands • Scattered islands in the Indian Ocean • Guadeloupe • Martinique • Mayotte • New Caledonia • Réunion • Saint Barthélemy • Saint Martin • Saint Pierre et Miquelon • Wallis and Futuna • (Adelie land) • (Clipperton Island) • Gabon • Guernsey (with English) • Guinea • Haiti (with Haitian Creole) • part of Italy • the Aosta Valley with Italian • Jersey (with English) • Luxembourg (with German and Luxembourgish) • Madagascar (with Malagasy and English) • Mali • Monaco • Niger • Republic of the Congo • Rwanda (with English and Kinyarwanda) • Senegal • Seychelles (with English) • Saint Lucia (French Patois with English) • Switzerland (with German, Italian, and Rhaeto-Romansch) • Geneva • Vaud • Jura • Neuchâtel • Fribourg (with German) • Bern (with German) • Valais (with German) • Togo • Vanuatu (with Bislama and English) Frisian (West): • The Netherlands (with Dutch)

F
Fijian: • Fiji (with English and Hindustani) Filipino: • Philippines (with English) Finnish: • Finland (with Swedish) French (see also List of countries where French is an official language): • Belgium (with Dutch and German) • Benin • Burkina Faso • Burundi (with Kirundi) • Cameroon (with English) • Canada (with English) • Central African Republic • Chad (with Arabic) • Comoros (with Arabic and Comorian) • Côte d’Ivoire • Democratic Republic of the Congo • Djibouti (with Arabic) • Equatorial Guinea (with Spanish) • France • French Guyana • French Polynesia

G
Gagauz: • Moldova (with Moldovan, Russian and Ukrainian) Georgian: • Georgia • South Ossetia (with Russian and Ossetian - independence disputed)[3] German:

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Austria Belgium (with Dutch and French) Germany Liechtenstein Luxembourg (with French and Luxembourgish) • Italy • Province of Bolzano-Bozen (together with Italian and Ladin) • Namibia National language (regional spoken) • Switzerland (with French, Italian, and Rhaeto-Romansch) • 17 of the 26 cantons (monolingually German) • Graubünden (with Italian and Romansh) • Bern (with French) • Fribourg (with French) • Valais (with French) Greek: • Greece • Cyprus (with Turkish) • parts of south Italy • Salento (Grecia Salentina, together with Italian) • Calabria (Bovesia, together with Italian) Guaraní: • Paraguay (with Spanish) Gujarati: • India (with 22 other official languages) • Dadra and Nagar Haveli • Daman and Diu • Gujarat • • • • •

List of official languages
• part of Romania • part of Austria

I
Icelandic: • Iceland Indonesian: • Indonesia Irish Gaelic is the national and first official language of: • Ireland (with English) Italian: • Italy • Switzerland (with German and French) • Ticino • Graubünden (with German and RhaetoRomansh) • San Marino • Vatican City (with Latin and french) • part of Croatia • Istria county (with Croatian) • part of Slovenia • Izola, Koper and Piran municipalities (with Slovene)

J
Japanese: • Japan (de facto) • Part of Palau • Angaur (with Angaur and English)

K
Kannada: • India (with 22 other official languages) • Karnataka Kashmiri: • India (with 22 other official languages) • Jammu and Kashmir Kazakh: • Kazakhstan (with Russian) • part of the People’s Republic of China • Ili, with Chinese (Mandarin) • Barkol, with Chinese (Mandarin) • Mori, with Chinese (Mandarin) Khmer: • Cambodia (with French) Korean: • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea • Republic of Korea • part of the People’s Republic of China with Chinese (Mandarin) • Changbai (Jangbaek, Changbaek) • Yanbian (Yeonbyeon,Yŏnbyŏn) Kurdish: • Iraq (with Arabic)

H
Haitian Creole: • Haiti (with French) Hebrew: • Israel (with Arabic) Hindi • India (with 22 other official languages) • Fiji (with English and Bau Fijian; known constitutionally as Hindustani as an umbrella term to cover Urdu, as well as Hindi.) Hiri Motu: • Papua New Guinea (with English and Tok Pisin) Hungarian: • Hungary • part of Serbia • Vojvodina (with Croatian, Serbian, Romanian, Slovak and Ruthenian)

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Kyrgyz: • Kyrgyzstan (with Russian) • part of the People’s Republic of China • Kizilsu (with Chinese (Mandarin))

List of official languages
• Bayin’gholin, with Chinese (Mandarin) • Dorbod, with Chinese (Mandarin) • Qian Gorlos, with Chinese (Mandarin) • Harqin Left, with Chinese (Mandarin) • Fuxin, with Chinese (Mandarin) • Weichang, with Chinese (Mandarin) • Subei, with Chinese (Mandarin) • Henan, with Chinese (Mandarin) Montenegrin: • Montenegro (with Bosnian, Albanian and Croatian)

L
Lao: • Laos Latvian: • Latvia Lithuanian: • Lithuania Luxembourgish: • Luxembourg (with French and German)

N
Náhuatl: • Mexico (with Spanish and Mayan) Ndebele: • South Africa (with Afrikaans, English, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu) • Zimbabwe (with English and Shona) Nepali: • Nepal • India (with 22 other official languages) • Sikkim • West Bengal New Zealand Sign Language: • New Zealand (alongside Māori and English) Northern Sotho: • South Africa (with Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu) Norwegian: • Norway (two official written forms Bokmål and Nynorsk)

M
Macedonian: • Republic of Macedonia • part of Albania • Korçë (with Albanian) Malagasy: • Madagascar (with French and English) Malay: • Malaysia • Brunei • Singapore (with English, Chinese and Tamil) Malayalam: • India (with 22 other official languages) • Kerala • Pondicherry • Lakshadweep Maltese: • Malta (with English) Manx Gaelic: • Isle of Man (with English) Māori: • New Zealand (with English and New Zealand Sign Language) Marathi: • India (with 22 other official languages) • Maharashtra Mayan: • Mexico (with Spanish and Náhuatl) Moldovan (identical to Romanian according to the law of Moldova[4]) • Moldova Mongolian • Mongolia • part of the People’s Republic of China • Inner Mongolia, with Chinese (Mandarin) • Haixi, with Tibetan and Chinese (Mandarin) • Bortala, with Chinese (Mandarin)

O
Occitan: • Spain (Aranese is co-official in the Aran Valley) Oriya: • India (with 22 other official languages) • Orissa Ossetian: • South Ossetia (with Russian and Georgian - independence disputed)[5]

P
Papiamento • Aruba (with Dutch) • Netherlands Antilles (with English and Dutch) Pashto: • Afghanistan (with Dari) • Pakistan (Official language of NWFP)

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Persian: • Iran • Afghanistan (called Dari-Persian in Afghanistan) (with Pashto) • Tajikistan (called Tajiki-Persian in Tajikistan) Polish: • Poland Portuguese: • Angola • Brazil • Cape Verde • East Timor (with Tetum) • Guinea-Bissau • part of the People’s Republic of China • Macau (with Chinese) • Mozambique • Portugal • São Tomé and Príncipe Punjabi: • India (with 22 other official languages) • Punjab • Delhi • Pakistan (with English, Pothowari, Urdu, Kashmiri (Koshur), Pashto, Sindhi, Siraiki, Balochi and Brahui)

List of official languages
• Moldova (with Moldovan, Ukrainian and Gagauz) • South Ossetia (with Ossetian and Georgian - independence disputed)[7]

S
Sanskrit: • India (with 22 other official languages) Serbian: • Bosnia and Herzegovina (with Bosnian, Croatian) • Serbia • Kosovo (independence disputed; with Albanian) Shona: • Zimbabwe (with English and Ndebele) Sindhi: • India (with 22 other official languages) • Pakistan (Official language in the Province of Sindh along with Urdu and English) Sinhala: • Sri Lanka (with Tamil, and with English as a link language) Slovak • Slovakia • part of Serbia • Vojvodina (with Croatian, Serbian, Hungarian, Romanian and Ruthenian) Slovene: • Slovenia • part of Italy • Friuli-Venezia Giulia (with Italian) • part of Austria • Carinthia (with German) Somali: • Somalia Sotho: • Lesotho (with English) • South Africa (with Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu) Spanish: • Argentina • Bolivia (with Aymara and Quechua) • Chile • Colombia • Costa Rica • Cuba • Dominican Republic • Ecuador • El Salvador • Equatorial Guinea (with French and Portuguese) • Guatemala • Honduras

Q
dogri language is also speak in part of rawalpindi distract Quechua • Bolivia (with Spanish and Aymara) • Peru (with Spanish and Aymara)

R
Romanian: • Romania • Moldova (official called Moldovan, although identical to Romanian according to the law of Moldova[4]) • part of Serbia • Vojvodina (with Croatian, Hungarian, Serbian, Slovak and Ruthenian) Rhaeto-Romansh: • Switzerland (with German, French, and Italian) • Graubünden (with German and Italian) Russian: • Russia (in some regions together with regional languages) • Abkhazia (with Abkhaz - independence disputed)[6] • Belarus (with Belarusian) • Kazakhstan (with Kazakh) • Kyrgyzstan (with Kyrgyz)

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• Mexico (de facto) (with Mayan and Náhuatl) • Nicaragua • Panama • Paraguay (with Guaraní) • Peru (with Aymara and Quechua) • Puerto Rico (with English) • Spain (Aranese, Basque, Catalan, and Galician are co-official in some regions) • Uruguay • Venezuela Swahili: • Kenya (with English) • Tanzania (de facto) • Uganda (since 2005; with English) Swati: • Swaziland (with English) • South Africa (with Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu) Swedish: • Sweden (de facto) • Finland (with Finnish) • Åland (monolingually Swedish) (an autonomous province under Finnish sovereignty)

List of official languages
• South Africa (with Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu) Tswana: • Botswana (with English) • South Africa (with Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu) Turkish: • Turkey • Cyprus (with Greek) Turkmen: • Turkmenistan

U
Ukrainian: • Ukraine • Moldova (with Moldovan, Russian and Gagauz) Urdu: • (with 22 other official languages) • Jammu and Kashmir • Delhi Territory • Uttar Pradesh state • Pakistan (with English, Pothowari, Punjabi, Kashmiri (Koshur), Pashto, Sindhi, Siraiki, Balochi and Brahui) • Fiji (with Englishand Bau Fijian; known constitutionally as Hindustani as an umbrella term to cover Urdu, as well as Hindi.) Uzbek: • Uzbekistan

T
Tajik: • Tajikistan • part of the People’s Republic of China • Taxkorgan (with Chinese (Mandarin)) Tamil: • India (with 22 other official languages) • Andaman and Nicobar Islands • Pondicherry • Tamil Nadu • Singapore (with English, Chinese and Malay) • Sri Lanka (with Sinhala, and with English as a link language) Telugu: • India (with 22 other official languages) • Andhra Pradesh • Pondicherry Tetum: • East Timor (with Portuguese) Thai: • Thailand Tok Pisin: • Papua New Guinea (with English and Hiri Motu) Tsonga:

V
Venda: • South Africa (with Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Xhosa, Zulu) Vietnamese: • Vietnam

W
Welsh: • United Kingdom (Wales) (with English)

X
Xhosa: • South Africa (with Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Zulu)

Y
Yiddish:

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• Russia (only in Jewish Autonomous Oblast, with Russian)

List of official languages

In the Americas
• • • • • 20 countries: Spanish 14 countries: English 3 countries: Dutch 2 countries: Aymara, French, Quechua 1 country: Guaraní, Haitian Creole, Portuguese

Z
Zulu: • South Africa (with Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa)

In Asia
• • • • 12 countries: Arabic 4 countries: English 3 countries: Malay, Persian, Tamil 2 countries: Bengali, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Urdu, Nepali • 1 country: numerous languages

Number of countries with the same official language
This is a ranking of languages by number of sovereign countries in which they are official. • 55 countries: English • largest: United States,Nigeria, Australia • 29 countries: French • largest: France, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Canada • 24 countries: Arabic • largest: Egypt, Sudan, Algeria • 20 countries: Spanish • largest: Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Argentina • 10 countries: Russian • largest: Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus • 10 countries: Portuguese • largest: Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique, Angola • 7 countries: German • largest: Germany, Austria, Switzerland • 5 countries: Dutch • largest: Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname • 4 countries: Albanian, Italian, Serbian, • 3 countries: Malay, Persian, Swahili, Tamil, Urdu, Hungarian, Mandarin. • 2 countries: Aymara, Bengali, Croatian, Greek, Hindi, Korean, Quechua, Romanian, Sotho, Swati, Swedish, Tswana, Turkish. • 1 country: numerous languages

In Europe
8 countries: French 8 countries: German,French 4 countries: Italian, Serbian 3 countries: Albanian, English, Hungarian, Russian, • 2 countries: Croatian, Dutch, Greek, Romanian, Swedish, • 1 country: numerous languages • • • •

In Oceania
• 12 countries: English • 1 country: numerous languages

Official languages of subnational entities
This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. Aranese see Occitan Armenian: • Nagorno Karabagh Basque: • Basque Autonomous Community (with Spanish) • Navarre (in some areas with Spanish) Cantonese Chinese: • Hong Kong (for Chinese language, both Cantonese and Mandarin are spoken de facto; co-official with English) • Macau (for Chinese language, both Cantonese and Mandarin are spoken de facto; co-official with Portuguese) Catalan: • parts of Spain • Balearic Islands (with Spanish) • Catalonia (with Spanish) • Valencia (named as Valencian, with Spanish)

In Africa
21 countries: French 19 countries: English 12 countries: Arabic 6 countries: Portuguese 3 countries: Swahili 2 countries: Sotho, Swati, Tswana,Afrikaans • 1 country: numerous languages • • • • • •

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Chipewyan: • Northwest Territories (with Cree, English, French, Gwich’in, Innuinaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey and Tłįchǫ (Dogrib)) Cree: • Northwest Territories (with Chipewyan, English, French, Gwich’in, Innuinaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey and Tłįchǫ (Dogrib)) Tłįchǫ: • Northwest Territories (with Cree, Chipewyan, English, French, Gwich’in, Innuinaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, and South Slavey) English: • parts of Canada: See also:Official language by province • Alberta • British Columbia • Manitoba • Newfoundland and Labrador • Nova Scotia • Ontario • Prince Edward Island • Saskatchewan • New Brunswick (with French) • Northwest Territories (with Chipewyan, Cree, French, Gwich’in, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, Slavey (North and South) and Tłįchǫ) • Nunavut (with Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, and French) • Yukon (with French) • The • • • • United Kingdom: Scotland. Northern Ireland. Wales. England.

List of official languages
• Kentucky • Massachusetts • Minnesota • Mississippi • Montana • Nebraska • New Hampshire • North Carolina • North Dakota • Puerto Rico (with Spanish) • South Carolina • South Dakota • Texas • Tennessee • U.S. Virgin Islands • Utah • Virginia • West Virginia • Wyoming Faroese: • Faroe Islands (with Danish) French: • parts of Canada see also Official language by province • New Brunswick (co-official with English) • Northwest Territories (with Chipewyan, Cree, English, Gwich’in, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, Slavey (North and South) and Tłįchǫ) • Nunavut (with English, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut) • Quebec • Yukon (with English) • Pondicherry (co-official with Tamil in the Union Territory of Pondicherry. Also Telugu and Malayalam are its regional official languages) • part of Italy • Aosta (co-official with Italian) • part of England with chanel island • part of USA with louisiane Galician: • part of Spain • Galicia (with Spanish) Gwich’in: • Northwest Territories (with Cree, Chipewyan, English, French, Innuinaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey and Tłįchǫ (Dogrib)) Hawaiian: • Hawaii (with English) Inuinnaqtun: • Northwest Territories (with Cree, Chipewyan, English, French, Gwich’in,

• parts of the United States. See Englishonly movement. English is an official language in the following states and territories: • Alabama • Alaska • Arkansas • California • Colorado • Florida • Georgia • Hawaii (with Hawaiian language) • Illinois • Indiana • Iowa

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Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey and Tłįchǫ (Dogrib)) • Nunavut (with English, French, and Inuktitut) Inuktitut: • Nunavut (with English, French, and Inuinnaqtun) • Northwest Territories (with Cree, Chipewyan, English, French, Gwich’in, Inuinnaqtun, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey and Tłįchǫ (Dogrib)) Inuvialuktun: • Northwest Territories (with Cree, Chipewyan, English, French, Gwich’in, Innuinaqtun, Inuktitut, North Slavey, South Slavey and Tłįchǫ (Dogrib)) Kalaallisut: • Greenland (with Danish) Mazandarani: • Iran • Mazandaran Occitan (Aranese): • Aran Valley (with Catalan and Spanish) Romanian: • Vojvodina (with Croatian, Serbian, Hungarian, Slovak and Ruthenian) Rusyn: • Vojvodina (with Croatian, Serbian, Romanian, Hungarian, Slovak) Sami: • Finland (in four municipalities) • Norway (in six municipalities in two provinces) • Sweden (in four municipalities and surrounding municipalities) North and South Slavey: • Northwest Territories (with Cree, Chipewyan, English, French, Gwich’in, Innuinaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, and Tłįchǫ (Dogrib)) Spanish: • Puerto Rico (with English) Tahitian: • French Polynesia (with French) Tibetan: • Tibet Autonomous Region (with Chinese (Mandarin)) • Aba (with Chinese (Mandarin)) • Garzê (with Chinese (Mandarin)) • Diqing (with Chinese (Mandarin)) • Wenshan (with Chinese (Mandarin)) • Gannan (with Chinese (Mandarin)) • Haibai (with Chinese (Mandarin)) • Hainan (with Chinese (Mandarin)) • Huangnan (with Chinese (Mandarin))

List of official languages
• Golog (with Chinese (Mandarin)) • Gyêgu (with Chinese (Mandarin)) • Haixi (with Mongolian and Chinese (Mandarin)) • Muli (with Chinese (Mandarin)) • Tianzhu (with Chinese (Mandarin)) Tswana: • South Africa (with Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu) Uyghur: • Xinjiang (with Chinese (Mandarin)) Vietnamese: • Vietnam • Part of Cambodia • Part of China • Part of Laos Yiddish: • Part of Russia • Jewish Autonomous Oblast Zhuang: • Guangxi (with Chinese (Mandarin)) • Lianshan (with Chinese (Mandarin))

See also
• • • • List of official languages by state Official language National language List of official languages by institution

References
[1] (Russian) "Конституция Республики Абхазия". President of Abkhazia. http://www.abkhaziagov.org/ru/state/ sovereignty/. Retrieved on 2009-03-17. [2] Namibia - Constitution, servat.unibe.ch/ icl (International Constitutional Law collection), 1990, http://www.servat.unibe.ch/icl/ wa00000_.html, retrieved on 2008-05-02 (Article 3) [3] (Russian) "Конституции Республики Южная Осетия". The State Committee on Information and Press of the Republic of South Ossetia. http://cominf.org/2004/ 10/15/1127818105.html. Retrieved on 2009-03-17. [4] ^ The 1989 Language Law of the Moldavian SSR, which is still in force in Moldova (according to the Constitution [1]) asserts the existence of a "linguistic Moldo-Romanian identity".[2]

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"The law of 1 September 1989 regarding the usage of languages spoken on the territory of the Republic of Moldova remains valid, excepting the points where it contradicts this constitution." —Constitution of the Republic of Moldova, Title 7, Article 7 "Moldavian SSR supports the desire of the Moldovans that live across the borders of the Republic, and considering the really existing linguistical Moldo-Romanian identity - of the Romanians that live on the territory of the USSR, of doing their studies and satisfying their cultural needs in their maternal language."

List of official languages
—Law regarding the usage of languages spoken on the territory of the Republic of Moldova [5] (Russian) "Конституции Республики Южная Осетия". The State Committee on Information and Press of the Republic of South Ossetia. http://cominf.org/2004/ 10/15/1127818105.html. Retrieved on 2009-03-17. [6] (Russian) "Конституция Республики Абхазия". President of Abkhazia. http://www.abkhaziagov.org/ru/state/ sovereignty/. Retrieved on 2009-03-17. [7] (Russian) "Конституции Республики Южная Осетия". The State Committee on Information and Press of the Republic of South Ossetia. http://cominf.org/2004/ 10/15/1127818105.html. Retrieved on 2009-03-17.

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