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Panama

Panama Language Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Languages Spanish (official), English 14%; note - many Panamanians bilingual 2008
Languages > A note many Panamanians bilingual 2003
Linguistic diversity index 0.324 2009 119th out of 200
Major language(s) Spanish, English 2013
Spanish speakers 2.1 million 1995 16th out of 16
Spanish speakers per 1000 761.7 1995 14th 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.

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