Spanish Language

How many people speak Spanish?

Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.  In fact, behind Chinese, it is the 2nd most spoken among native speakers  with about 430 million people!  English has more total speakers when you include second languages.  But even then, Spanish comes in at 3rd with a total of about 500 million speakers worldwide.   It is also the 3rd most common language on the Internet.

In what countries is Spanish the main language?

Spanish is the primary language in most all of Central and South America.  Mexico has the most Spanish speakers of any country.

  • In the Caribbean:
    Cuba, Peurto Rico, The Dominican Republic
  • In Central America:
    Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.
  • In South America:
    Venezuela, Colombia, Equador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina,  Chile. and Uruguay.
  • In Europe:
    Spain