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Spanish Speaking Countries Quiz

Name the countries where more than 50% of the population speaks fluent Spanish.
  • Fluent speakers, not necessarily native speakers
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - May 18, 2014
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level ∞
May 10, 2014
I changed the criteria from native speaker to fluent speaker. In Paraguay and Equatorial Guinea, it was hard to find good data on the difference.
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level 56
May 11, 2014
Fun quiz. I forgot Ecuador, though... Didn't knew about Equatorial Guinea. I learn something new every day from this page.
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level 56
Apr 25, 2015
I can't believe I missed Cuba! And I didn't know about Equatorial Guinea, either. Love learning this new stuff! :D
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level 9
Jan 23, 2016
yeah, an African country not that known, but they speak Spanish, though I didn't think Belize would be one too
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level 65
Mar 15, 2016
why wouldn't Belize be a Spanish speaking country? it's right in the same area as most of the other countries on the list. I think it would be really strange if they didn't speak Spanish there
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level 56
Apr 24, 2016
The official language is English, but many people speak Spanish as a second language.
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level 73
Sep 21, 2016
Since it used to be called British Honduras I assumed they spoke English, but it was easy to include them due to their location. (Although that logic didn't work for Brazil, Haiti, Trinidad, Suriname, Guyana, Jamaica, etc.) Never would have thought to include Equatorial Guinea.
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level 51
Mar 4, 2018
belize speaks English though
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level 70
Mar 28, 2018
Belize is actually a case where knowing less might help you. If you knew nothing about it, you might assume, as Tom88 said, it was Spanish speaking because of its location and the countries around it. Knowing a bit more you'd know it used to be called British Honduras and that its official language is English. I almost missed it for that reason. I believe in practice most Belizeans speak an English-based creole, but apparently a large number also know Spanish.
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level 70
Mar 28, 2018
Much the same applies for Andorra, where the official language is Catalan.
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level 29
Apr 13, 2018
vulgar
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level 44
May 17, 2014
What about Philippines? I know that Spanish is no longer an official language there, but I think it still has some legal sanctioning and is still at least partially considered the language of educated people. wuld that be enough for including it among Spanish speaking countries?
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level 73
May 22, 2014
Then you would be wrong. Though Tagalog, Cebuana, Zamboanga and many other Filipino languages borrow heavily from Spanish, and a lot of Filipinos still have Spanish last names, nobody there speaks fluent Spanish and it has no official or legal standing of any kind The Spanish-American War was a long time ago.
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level 29
May 25, 2014
Acutally there is a sizeable Spanish speaking population in the Philippines, theyare just obviously not over 50% of them.
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level 30
May 26, 2014
According to the Ethnologue, there are only approximately 2,660 fluent Spanish speakers in the Philippines, from a population of approximately 92,340,000. That's two thousanths of a percent.
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level 9
Jan 23, 2016
this is somewhat inaccurate, as Spanish is still spoken amongst the elder Philippine population. Younger people nowadays speak more English.
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level 73
Sep 21, 2016
I never met a single person, older or not, who spoke Spanish in the Philippines. And I've spent a lot of time there and know many people. There is an interesting article about the status of the Spanish language in the Philippines on wikipedia. It notes that Spanish remained an official language of the Philippines up until the 1980s when a new constitution declared only English and Filipino official, but confirms mouselinguist's extremely small figures for number of native/fluent speakers.
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level 29
May 18, 2014
According to wikipedia spanish is spoken by ~70% of citizens of Andorra and Belize. In Paraguay spanish i co-official language, but more people speak guarani.
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level ∞
May 18, 2014
I don't see where you got those numbers from, but I think you are right that 50% of people must speak fluent Spanish in those countries. When I changed the criteria from mother tongue to fluency, I didn't realize I needed to add those countries. They are added now.

In Paraguay, most people speak Spanish fluently, even if their mother tongue is Guarani.

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level 21
Dec 29, 2015
Both guarani and spanish are official languages but 100% of the paraguayan population speaks spanish. It's like catalonians, they speak catalan but they still speak spanish in its majority.
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level 69
May 20, 2014
Um. I had no idea about Equatorial Guinea! I just saw where the last blank in my ist was and tried to find a possible country which name started with E or F.
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level 42
May 22, 2014
Equatorial Guinea? Who woulda thunk..I would've guessed it was french because of the other guinea.
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level 24
May 22, 2014
How did I manage to skip over Peru...
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level 56
May 22, 2014
Belize is a bit questionable. Outrageous, egregious, preposterous.
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level 66
Oct 19, 2015
It's surrounded by Spanish speaking countries, and the criterion is fluent Spanish speaking, not native.
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level 80
May 22, 2014
I think I remember Belize being considered an English-speaking country on another quiz.
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level 73
May 22, 2014
English is the official language of Belize, but Spanish is taught in public schools and the majority of all people who live there are multilingual. If this quiz were about native speakers and not fluent speakers then Belize would not make the cut.
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level 58
Aug 26, 2016
It's officially an English speaking country, but is a Spanish speaking country as well under the terms of this quiz. Spanish isn't official, but a large portion of the population speaks it as a first language and most non-native speakers know at least some.
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level 19
May 22, 2014
Belize is an english speaking country...indeed many speak spanish, but is not even considered an official language (only a recognised one)...
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level 21
Nov 30, 2015
In fact, wasn't Belize once known as "British Honduras"?
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level 47
Nov 16, 2016
Yes it was
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level 41
Mar 9, 2017
But the British didn't take over full control of the territory from the Spanish until the 1860s, with the Spanish language being well established by that point. People don't start forgetting their mother tongue overnight just because another country take over the territory.
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level 22
Apr 8, 2017
In fact the reason there are so many Spanish speakers there is because there were waves of refugees when there were guerilla wars going on in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua.
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level 63
May 22, 2014
What about USA? 0:)
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level 73
May 22, 2014
If only asking where the library was counted as fluency...
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level 60
Aug 20, 2015
I think you have to have that plus be able to ask where the bathroom is; then you might be considered.
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level 58
Jun 4, 2014
i think circa 20% :p
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level 46
Jul 20, 2014
It's certainly over 20% around this part of the US. It's close to 20% who ONLY speak Spanish.
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level 56
Apr 25, 2015
While there are a lot of people in the US who speak Spanish fluently, I doubt it's over 50%.
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level 50
May 22, 2014
22/22, almost forget Chile.
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level 28
May 20, 2017
equatorial guinea :'( 21/22
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level 27
May 24, 2014
If I type in Guinea, why does that not work?
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level 73
May 25, 2014
There is a country named Guinea that is a completely different thing from Equatorial Guinea.

Incidentally there is also Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, French Guiana, and Papua New Guinea, and there also used to be a British Guinea, Danish Guinea, Dutch Guinea, Dutch New Guinea, Germany Guinea, and so on, "guinea" being one of the most popular things to name a country that you have brutally subjugated and colonized and/or exploited...
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level 44
Sep 1, 2014
The Guineas are etymologically disparate from the Guianas. No relation.
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level 65
Dec 31, 2014
kalbahamut try and keep your own personal and bigoted thoughts to yourself, this is a fun site and not one to try and bring politics and racial or ethical problems into.
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level 73
Jun 23, 2015
wtf are you on about?
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level 50
Sep 25, 2015
I agree with the "brutally subjugated" comment and second the "wtf" reaction. Malbaby, go read some of the history of colonisation in that part of the world; kalbahamut uses a flippant turn of phrase to make a fair point well.
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level 34
Feb 2, 2017
Colonisation happened and empires are a thing. Get over it.
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level 39
Apr 25, 2017
It was Dutch and French GUIANA, not guinea.
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level 47
May 3, 2017
@Malaby How else would you describe colonization?
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level 39
Sep 25, 2017
There is no Dutch Guinea... Dutch Guiana became Suriname back 1986 or thereabouts.
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level 73
Sep 27, 2017
So "used to be" would be accurate then?
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level 8
May 25, 2014
I thought Andorra was a catalan speaking country.. In fact the official language is Catalan.
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level ∞
May 26, 2014
It's about equally split between Spanish and Catalan. But most people in the country can speak both.
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level 47
Jun 16, 2017
Actually Catalan is dialect of Spanish so Andorran people are Speaking Spanish, but if Catalonia gain independence Catalan would be considered as independent language
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level 56
Aug 25, 2017
Catalan is NOT a Spanish dialect.
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level 21
May 31, 2014
Got Equatorial Guinea first time, so proud!
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level 35
Aug 11, 2014
I've been in Belize many times and I can assure you that there is no way so many people speaks spanish...roughly 20% of it does, and I believe it shouldn't be in this category...I mean, even Queen Elizabeth is in their currency! ;)
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level 30
Dec 2, 2014
There is a higher percentage of spanish spoken outside of Belize city.
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level 37
Aug 18, 2014
only 99% got Spain??
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level 28
Aug 26, 2016
98% you mean?
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level 53
Sep 30, 2017
97% now...
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level 28
May 20, 2017
its funny how its not 100, I do understand maybe they acidentally clicked give up to early but its still funny and Ironic aahaahhahaha
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level 49
Nov 4, 2017
Yes, it's really easy to forget Spain is in the quiz when it's basically a given. It also doesn't help if you're rusty on your American countries or are trying to remember if there's another American country starting with E when the answer you were looking for was Equatorial Guinea.
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level 22
Aug 27, 2014
Belize should not be on list (English is national language).
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level 44
Aug 27, 2014
According to Wikipedia, only 30% of Belizeans speak Spanish.
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level ∞
Jul 11, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Belize
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level 11
Sep 1, 2014
Isn't Andorra's main language Catalan? It's the only one I missed I didn't really think of it but it is next to Spain
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level 24
Nov 2, 2017
one of them is French
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level 53
Dec 28, 2017
Catalan and French are the official languages. But the quizz asks for fluent speakers so Andorra is fair game.
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level 4
Oct 29, 2014
Essa é fácil!
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level 57
Nov 5, 2014
this is the first quiz that i've gotten all of them
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level 33
Nov 24, 2014
oh man... how did I miss Andorra???
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level 14
Nov 25, 2014
I missed Spain!!! I can't believe it
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level 26
Dec 18, 2014
how are belize and andorra on the list. in belize they speak english while in andorra they speak catalan. other than those 2 im 100%.
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level 56
Oct 9, 2017
The quiz is about countries where over 50% can speak Spanish fluently, not where Spanish is official or where it's spoken exclusively.
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level 47
Jan 25, 2018
Catalan is the official language in Andorra, but everyone I've met there has spoken fluent Spanish, for what it's worth. Not to mention it, everyone I've met there has also spoken fluent English, and a good many of them seemed to speak Russian, and probably everybody spoke French as well but it simply didn't come up in the couple of days I was there. And some of them were from the Americas and definitely did not speak Catalan fluently.
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level 35
Dec 30, 2014
I believe French is considered a language of the people in Equatorial Guinea along with Spanish.
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level 58
Jan 6, 2018
The only thing that this quiz is concerned about is how much of the population speaks fluent Spanish. Official language doesn't matter, and if most people speak more than one language that doesn't matter either. They just have to speak good Spanish.
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level 47
Jan 19, 2015
Yay, 100% with 57 seconds left on the clock. Following Spanish soccer closely helps in this quiz. I only knew about Equatorial Guinea because of a couple of players, like Javier Balbao, Emilio Nsue and Iván Bolado.
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level 28
Feb 16, 2015
I'm actually really surprised that the United States wasn't on this quiz. I would've thought we'd gotten to that point by now. We have a LOT of spanish speakers! Good quiz though!
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level 42
Mar 20, 2017
Believe it or not, the USA actually has more Spanish speakers than Spain itself.
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level 68
Jan 2, 2018
Yeah, if this went by sheer numbers rather than percentages, some of these would surely shift.
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level 3
Apr 16, 2018
There are more people in the us than in spain
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level 39
Feb 19, 2018
The USA has fifty (50) states. Those that have a majority of Spanish speakers are really just six (6): Florida, California, New York, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.
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level 65
Apr 21, 2018
No state has a majority of Spanish speakers. In California, New Mexico, and Texas, roughly 29% of the population speak Spanish. The rest of the states are predominantly English by an even larger margin.
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level 27
Mar 11, 2015
I missed Cuba! Argh! Also Equatorial Guinea, but don't feel bad about that--I had no clue it was a Spanish-speaking country at all. But to miss Cuba...
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level 8
Mar 11, 2015
J'apprécie beaucoup ce quiz qui me permet de savoir où je pourrai parler l' Espagnol dans mes voyages !
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level 58
Jan 6, 2018
Sorry, I don't speak French (much). I appreciate this quiz very much and then I have no clue.
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level 58
Mar 15, 2015
The actual name of the country is Guinea Ecuatorial. But that wasn't accepted.
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level 56
Mar 10, 2017
Not in English it isn't.
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level 55
Mar 27, 2015
too easy, man
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level 28
May 11, 2015
100%! But almost ran out of time!
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level 41
Jun 17, 2015
I thought I had all of Central and South America filled in, but somehow forgot Bolivia and Ecuador. I would never have guessed Andorra and Equatorial Guinea in a million years.
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level 20
Aug 9, 2015
Can't believe I forgot Honduras and Guatemala. Nice Quiz though
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level 22
Aug 23, 2015
Is this on the countries' official languages, or just by how many people speak Spanish there? Because Andorra's official language is Catalan, which is much like Spanish.
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level 56
Jun 7, 2017
Read the instructions. Every quiz on this site has them, and every quiz seemingly has people asking redundant questions because they can't be bothered to read the very basic and simple bits of information at the beginning.
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level 32
Sep 7, 2015
i would have never guessed Dominican republic and equatorial guinea
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level 73
Sep 21, 2016
With a capital named Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic was easy for me, but as stated previously I had no idea about Equatorial Guinea.
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level 42
Sep 7, 2015
I must have misspelled Equatorial Guinea
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level 39
Nov 8, 2017
Sam here. I was sure that I'd gotten Equatorial Guinea! - It didn't stay up there like they do when you're wrong.
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level 3
Oct 3, 2015
Why is there no Spain?
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level 1
Nov 4, 2015
Spain is there
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level 44
Oct 21, 2015
I feel dumb. I basically put in every south american country EXCEPT Venezuela, and I forgot El Salvador too. Had no idea about Equatorial Guinea, though. I didn't think any African countries still had large amounts of Spanish speakers.
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level 22
Oct 22, 2015
belize is mostly english speaking
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level 1
Nov 4, 2015
Spanish is not the official language of Belize and Andorra.
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level 56
Mar 10, 2017
This quiz isn't about official languages, but whether Spanish is actually spoken there (by more than half the population).
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level 39
Nov 8, 2017
The quiz master didn't claim that it was. READ the instructions at the beginning of these quizzes!
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level 49
Nov 14, 2015
The official language of Andorra is Catalan.
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level ∞
Jul 11, 2016
More than 50% of Andorrans can speak fluent Spanish.
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level 56
Mar 10, 2017
The quiz isn't about official languages.
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level 28
Nov 20, 2015
You forgot Puerto Rico and the Galapagos Islands. Estoy muy enojado con este examen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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level 35
Dec 5, 2015
Puerto Rico is an American territory, and the Galapagos islands are a territory of Ecuador
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level 22
Apr 8, 2017
Just because it's an American territory doesn't mean it isn't a country. It is a full-fledged country, albeit not an independent one.
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level 74
Feb 10, 2016
Andorra has one and only official language. Catalan.
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level 58
Feb 17, 2016
It doesn't say official.
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level 56
Mar 10, 2017
This quiz isn't about official languages. Don't people read the caveats and directions at the top?
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level 74
Feb 10, 2016
And, thanks God, Belize is wrong, too.
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level 43
Feb 19, 2016
2:12 remaining. Having them in alphabetical order definitely helps jog the memory.
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level 33
Feb 19, 2016
Huh. Good quiz. Didn't even try belize when running through Central and South America -- figured it was English. Tried Trinidad and Tobago several times with different spellings, turns out they speak English, and "Spanish is estimated to be spoken by around 5% of the population". Didn't know that! Dominica is English, too -- I probably should have known that. :P
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level 60
Sep 28, 2016
Yeah, looks like almost all of the Caribbean is majority English. Who knew?
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level 56
Mar 10, 2017
Apart from the French speaking parts of course...
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level 39
Nov 8, 2017
Not really. Only about nine of the Caribbean Countries are majority English speaking: Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago.
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level 22
Feb 28, 2016
100% on the first go, I guessed equatorial guinea, cuba and andorra.
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level 34
Apr 24, 2016
The reason Belize is on this quiz is because it's not based on first language. If that were the case, more people's first language in Belize is English. Assuming that the maker of this quiz and the maker of the "Countries where more than 50% of the population speaks English as their first language" quizzer correct with their data, that would mean that a lot of people in Belize speak fluent Spanish AND English.
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level 46
Apr 24, 2016
21/22 how did I forget Mexico?
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level 7
Apr 24, 2016
who r those that forgot to write down spain for this one
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level 42
May 31, 2016
almost missed cuba haha
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level 42
Jun 1, 2016
Can't believe than 2% of people don't know that in Spain we speak Spanish
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level 34
Jun 7, 2016
Should split by continent.
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level 18
Jul 17, 2016
How did 2% of people miss Spain?
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level 47
Jul 17, 2016
I knew Equatorial Guinea was the only Spanish-speaking African country so I made sure I "guessed" that one first.
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level 39
Jul 29, 2016
couldn't spell Venezuela correctly
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level 19
Aug 2, 2016
Belize is somewhat 46% spanish
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level 70
Aug 15, 2016
Probably should have read the instructions. Kinda just assumed we were looking for native speakers. Missed Andorra and Belize as a result, although whilst trying random other countries when I had time to spare and space to fill I ended up getting Andorra. Old British Honduras stumped me though.
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level 55
Sep 21, 2016
what a doh! I am.... only missed one, had it down as Equatorial New Guinea!
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level 52
Sep 21, 2016
I was preparing to kick myself when I couldn't get the last one... don't feel so bad about missing Equatorial Guinea
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level 54
Sep 21, 2016
Same. I kept thinking there was a Caribbean island I missed.
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level 54
Sep 21, 2016
NEVER would have guessed Equatorial Guinea. Guessed Morocco because it was under partial Spanish control for a time (even though I was 95% sure it wouldn't be an answer).
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level 35
Sep 21, 2016
This is quiz absolute bullwash.
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level 35
Sep 21, 2016
retart
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level 67
Sep 21, 2016
Man, I wish I knew what the official languages of Belize and Andorra were.
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level 56
Oct 9, 2017
English and Catalan respectively.
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level 3
Sep 21, 2016
Em Belize a língua oficial é o inglês e não o espanhol.
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level 46
Sep 22, 2016
Three seconds left and I typed Equatorial Guinea as a guess and a bit of a laugh as well... but I got it!!
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level 44
Sep 23, 2016
Did anyone forget Spain and was thinking so hard at the last blank like I did???
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level 9
Sep 24, 2016
100% second try :)
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level 26
Sep 26, 2016
Got everything except Spain. Why, oh why am I so stupid
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level 2
Oct 26, 2016
why andorra
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level 56
Mar 10, 2017
I'd have thought because people speak Spanish there...
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level 15
Jan 1, 2017
remove belize belieze is English
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level 56
Jun 7, 2017
God, this is tiresome!
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level 39
Feb 19, 2018
For Pete's sake, read the instructions! - Besides which, Belize is SURROUNDED surrounded by Spanish-speaking countries, why hasn't it occurred to you that perhaps Spanish may be ONE of the languages the people who live there speak???
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level 32
Feb 9, 2017
Im pretty sure belize speaks english and andorra speaks catalan
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level 53
Sep 30, 2017
Yeah, they do. What is the problem? I don't see it.
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level 39
Nov 8, 2017
It would be strange indeed if Belize, a country surrounded by Spanish-speaking countries, did not have Spanish as one of the languages spoken there.
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level 49
Feb 14, 2017
I had them except Equatorial Guinea with two minutes left, so I just went through every African country starting with E and lucked out.
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level 32
Mar 9, 2017
knew equatorial guinea cause of my spanish textbook
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level 1
Mar 26, 2017
boi
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level 22
Apr 8, 2017
Western Sahara is missing. It's recognized by many countries, but not by the UN (actually the UN does not have an official stance other than requiring a referendum)
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level 53
Sep 30, 2017
Well, sorry. As Americans, (the U.S. is part of the UN) we follow UN standards.
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level 60
Apr 14, 2017
Can someone tell me how you increase your Spanish level stats?
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level 58
Apr 24, 2017
You have to actually go on a different website.
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level 58
Apr 24, 2017
Trinidad and Tobago?
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level 38
Jun 3, 2017
Really,Belize? That seems hard to believe.
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level 56
Jun 7, 2017
AARRGGHH!!
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level 53
Sep 30, 2017
Look it up if it's hard to believe.
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level 29
Jun 27, 2017
With 0:58 let, knowing South American countries helped
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level 12
Jun 29, 2017
what about Guyana, suriname and French Guiana? surely they are countries that speak Spanish ...
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level 53
Sep 30, 2017
Not enough to make the quiz :)
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level 44
Jul 25, 2017
Got Equatorial Guinea, missed Peru
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level 39
Aug 22, 2017
i missed bolivia...
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level 16
Aug 28, 2017
Belize is an English-speaking country. And Andorra mainly speaks Catalan.
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level 53
Sep 30, 2017
You are correct, but the people there can also speak Spanish.
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level 5
Aug 31, 2017
I wouldn't put Belize in the list for Spanish speaking countries. The official language of Belize is English! Sure, some speak Spanish, but some speak Spanish in many countries.
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level 73
Jan 4, 2018
read the bloomin' instructions, mate
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level 19
Nov 17, 2017
what about puerto rico?
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level 73
Jan 4, 2018
Puerto Rico is not a country. It's part of the United States. Not that he president is aware of that.
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level 28
Mar 26, 2018
Belize isn't a Spanish speaking country
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level 3
Apr 16, 2018
No Belize or Andorra please
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level 47
May 14, 2018
Belize is not even close to 50% spanish-speaking. More like 30% at best.
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