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Quiz about Spanishspeaking Countries
Quiz about Spanishspeaking Countries

Spanish-speaking Countries Trivia Quiz


Spanish is one of the most spoken languages around the world, yet, it's only the primary language in twenty countries and one territory. ¿Dónde hablan español? Can you guess from the list?

A collection quiz by LeoDaVinci. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
LeoDaVinci
Time
3 mins
Type
Quiz #
413,875
Updated
Oct 10 23
# Qns
20
Difficulty
Very Easy
Avg Score
19 / 20
Plays
466
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
Last 3 plays: Guest 189 (4/20), Guest 86 (20/20), Guest 45 (19/20).
Select the countries where Spanish is the primary/official (or co-official) language, either de facto or de jure, from all around the world.
There are 20 correct entries. Get 3 incorrect and the game ends.
Dominican Republic Chile Romania Venezuela Suriname Ecuador Comoros El Salvador Colombia Guinea-Bissau Uruguay Bolivia Argentina Cuba Paraguay Brazil Guatemala Malta Philippines Spain Mexico Equatorial Guinea Belize Honduras Costa Rica Peru Guyana Sao Tome and Principe Nicaragua Morocco Chad Panama

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
Answer:

Spanish, or "español" in Spanish, is one of the world's most widely spoken languages. It is a Romance language that originated in the Iberian Peninsula and has since spread to become the official or national language in numerous places across the globe. Spoken as the official language (or co-official) in twenty sovereign states and in Puerto Rico, in 2020 it had over 400 million speakers.

Spanish, also known as Castilian, has its roots in the Vulgar Latin spoken by the Roman settlers in the Iberian Peninsula. Over centuries, the language evolved, influenced by various cultures and languages, including Arabic, Celtic, and native Iberian languages. Spanish explorers, including Christopher Columbus and Hernán Cortés, played a pivotal role in spreading the Spanish language to the Americas during the Age of Exploration in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Spanish colonization led to the establishment of Spanish-speaking colonies across Latin America. The language gradually supplanted indigenous languages in many regions.

Probably most interestingly on the list is the West African country of Equatorial Guinea. When the Spanish colonized it in the 19th century, they imposed their language on the local population. It gained its independence from Spain in 1968. Today, the country maintains strong ties with Spain and made Spanish co-official along with Portuguese and French.

Spanish is considered one of the six official languages of the United Nations. In 2020, it was the second-most widely spoken language in the world by native speakers, after Mandarin Chinese. As a colonial language, it was also spoken in the Philippines for many years as well as in Spanish Morocco. In Andorra, Spanish is widely understood, perhaps because of its proximity to Spain, and similarly in Gibraltar.
Source: Author LeoDaVinci

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