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Language Data

  • Alternate names: Castellano, Castilian, Español; Also, in Andorra: Castilian; in Belize: Castellano, Español; in Chile: Castellano, Español; in Costa Rica: Castellano, Español; in Ecuador: Castellano, Español; in El Salvador: Castellano, Español; in Equatorial Guinea: Español; in France: Castillan; in Guatemala: Castellano, Español; in Honduras: Castellano, Español; in Mexico: Castellano, Español; in Nicaragua: Castellano, Español; in Panama: Castellano, Español; in Peru: Castellano, Español; in United States: Castellano, Español
  • Dialects: Afro-Yungueño, American Spanish, Andalú, Andalusí, Andalusian, Andaluz, Aragonese, Black Spanish, Caló, Canary Islands Spanish, Castilian, Chicano, Isleno, Isleño, Islenyo, Llanito, Lunfardo, Murcian, Navarrese, Porteño, Portunhol, Portuñol, Rioplatense, Silbo Gomero, Yanito
  • Scriptures published: Bible (1553--2012) New Testament (1543--1999) Portions (1514--1985)
    FCBH (Biblia de América) See above
    text online See above
    The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Also use English [eng] and French [fra] as L2s
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Spain
  • Region: Widespread
  • Also used in: Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Caribbean Netherlands, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cook Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, , Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Virgin Islands, U.S., United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Western Sahara
  • Religion: Christian
  • Status: De facto national working language in Andorra; De facto national language in Argentina; Statutory national language in Bolivia; De facto national language in Chile; Statutory national language in Colombia; Statutory national language in Costa Rica; Statutory national language in Cuba; Statutory national language in Dominican Republic; Statutory national language in Ecuador; Statutory national language in El Salvador; Statutory national language in Equatorial Guinea; Statutory national language in Guatemala; Statutory national language in Honduras; De facto national language in Mexico; Statutory national language in Nicaragua; Statutory national language in Panama; Statutory national language in Paraguay; Statutory national language in Peru; Statutory national language in Puerto Rico; Statutory national language in Spain; De facto provincial language in United States; De facto national language in Uruguay; Statutory national language in Venezuela
  • Number of users: 398,931,840 (29,900,000; 24,600 in Andorra (1986); 101,000; 13,800,000 in Chile (1995); 4,000,000; 13,200,000; 6,700,000; ; ; 9,000,000; 7,000,000; 104,000,000; 5,400,000; 3,200,000; 26,000,000; 35,500,000)
  • Vitality: National

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)

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