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Nicaragua

Nicaragua Language Stats

Definitions

  • Languages: A rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Languages > Note: This entry provides a rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Linguistic diversity index: LDI.
  • Major language(s): Country major languages.
  • Spanish speakers per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Languages Spanish 97.5% (official), Miskito 1.7%, other 0.8% 1995
Languages > A note English and indigenous languages on Atlantic coast 2003
Languages > Note English and indigenous languages on Atlantic coast 2011
Linguistic diversity index 0.081 2009 161st out of 200
Major language(s) Spanish, English, indigenous languages 2013
Spanish speakers 4.35 million 1995 12th out of 16
Spanish speakers per 1000 932.94 1995 6th out of 16
Spanish status National language. Bible 1553-1979. 1979

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; 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

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