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Mexico

Mexico Language Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Languages Spanish only 92.7%, Spanish and indigenous languages 5.7%, indigenous only 0.8%, unspecified 0.8%; note - indigenous languages include various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional languages 2005
Linguistic diversity index 0.135 2009 154th out of 200
Major language(s) Spanish 2013
Spanish speakers 86.21 million 1995 1st out of 16
Spanish speakers per 1000 903.75 1995 10th out of 16
Spanish status National language. Bible 1553-1979. 1979

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Wikipedia: Linguistic diversity index (Rankings by country) (UNESCO World Report – Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Ethnologue; Ethnologue. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

Citation

"Mexico Language Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Mexico/Language