Venezuela Language Stats


Languages Spanish (official), numerous indigenous dialects 2008
Linguistic diversity index 0.026 2009 183th out of 200
Major language(s) Spanish, indigenous languages 2013
Spanish speakers 21.48 million 1995 4th out of 16
Spanish speakers per 1000 972.29 1995 2nd 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.


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