The Language Exchange
The Language Exchange">
PO BOX 750
716 E. Fairhaven Ave.
Burlington, Washington 98233
360-755-9910
https://languageexchangeinc.com

Our Working Languages

With nearly 200 countries and up to 7,000 different languages spoken worldwide, it’s more important than ever to communicate globally.  Here you will find an extensive list of the most commonly spoken languages in each country.

CountryLanguages
AfghanistanAfghani, Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Tajik, other Turkic and minor languages
AlbaniaAlbanian (Tosk is the official dialect), Greek
AlgeriaArabic, Berber dialects, French
AndorraCatalan, Castilian, French, Portuguese
AngolaBantu, Portuguese, other African languages
Antigua and BarbudaEnglish, local dialects
ArgentinaEnglish, French, German, Guarani, Italian, Spanish
ArmeniaArmenian, Russian
AustraliaEnglish, native languages
AustriaCroatian, German, Hungarian, Slovene
AzerbaijanArmenian, Azerbaijani Turkic, Azeri, Russian
BahamasEnglish, Bahamian Creole
BahrainArabic, English, Farsi, Urdu
BangladeshBengali, English, Sylheti
BarbadosEnglish
BelarusBelarusian, Russian
BelgiumDutch (Flemish), French, German
BelizeEnglish, Creole, Garifuna (Carib), Mayan, Spanish
BeninCotocoli (Tem), Fon, French, Yoruba, tribal languages
BhutanDzongkha, Tibetan, Nepalese dialects
BoliviaAymara, Spanish, Quechua
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnian, Croatian, Serbian (all formerly known as Serbo-Croatian), Yiddish
BotswanaEnglish, Setswana
BrazilEnglish, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Brunei DarussalamChinese, English, Malay
BulgariaBulgarian, secondary ethnic languages
Burkina FasoDioula, French, More, native African (Sudanic) languages
Burma (formerly Burma; now Myanmar)Burmese, Chin (including Falam, Hakha, Lai, Mizo, Tedim, Zo, Zomi, and Zophei), Karen, Karen (Pwo), Karenni (Kayah)
BurundiFrench, Kirundi, Swahili
CambodiaEnglish, French, Jarai, Khmer (Cambodian)
CameroonEnglish, French, Pidgin (Cameroonian), 24 major African language groups
CanadaEnglish, French, French Canadian, Yiddish
Cape VerdeCape Verde Creole, Criuolo, Portuguese
Central African RepublicArabic, French, Hansa, Kaba, Sango, Swahili
ChadArabic, French, Kaba, Sango, Sara, 120+ other languages and dialects
ChileSpanish
ChinaCantonese, Chao-Chow, Chinese, Foochow (Fuzhou), Hainanese, Hakka, Hmong, Jiangsu, Mandarin, Mien, Shanghainese, Sichuan, Teochew, Toisanese, many local dialects
ColombiaSpanish
ComorosArabic, French, Shikomoro (Swahili/Arabic blend)
Congo, Democratic Republic of theFrench, Kikongo, Lingala, Kingwana, Sango, Swahili, Tshiluba, 200+ indigenous languages
Congo, Republic of theBantu languages, Bateke, French, Kikongo, Kituba, Lingala, Lari, Mboshi, Munukutuba, many local languages and dialects
Costa RicaEnglish, Spanish
CroatiaBosnian, Croatian, Czech, German, Hungarian, Italian, Serbian (all formerly known as Serbo-Croatian), Slovak, other languages
CubaSpanish
CyprusEnglish, Greek, Turkish
Czech RepublicCzech
DenmarkDanish, English, Faeroese, German, Greenlandic (Inuit dialect)
DjiboutiAfar, Arabic, French, Somali
DominicaEnglish, French patois
Dominican RepublicSpanish
East TimorBahasa (Indonesian), English, Portuguese, Tetum, other indigenous languages (including Galole, Kemak, and Mambae)
EcuadorSpanish, Quechua, other Amerindian languages
EgyptArabic (Egyptian), English, French
El SalvadorSpanish, Nahua
Equatorial GuineaBubi, pidgin English, Fang, French, Igbo, Spanish
EritreaAfar, Arabic, Kunama, Tigre, Tigrinya, other Cushitic languages
EstoniaEstonian, Finnish, Russian, Ukrainian
EthiopiaAmharic, Anuak, Arabic, English, Guaragigna, Oromifa, Orominga, Somali, Tigrinya, 70 other languages and dialects
FijiEnglish, Fijian, Hindustani
FinlandFinnish, Swedish, Sami (Lapp), Russian
FranceFrench, regional dialects (including Alsatian, Basque, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Flemish, and Provençal)
GabonBandjabi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bateke, Fang, French, Myene
Gambia, TheEnglish, Fula, Mandinka, Wolof, other indigenous languages
GeorgiaAbkhaz, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Russian
GermanyGerman
GhanaAkan, Ashanti, Cotocoli (Tem), English, native tongues (including Ahafo, Brong, Dagbani, Ewe, Fanti, Ga, and Twi)
GreeceEnglish, French, Greek
GrenadaEnglish, French patois
GuamChamorro
GuatemalaAkateco, Choujo, Q’anjob’al, Spanish, and 23+ Amerindian languages (including Cakchiquel, Garifuna, K’iche’ [Quiché], Kekchi, Mam, and Xinca)
GuineaFrench, Fulde, Lorma, Pulaar, Sousou, native tongues (including Fulani, Malinké, and Susu)
Guinea-BissauCriolo, Portuguese, other African languages
GuyanaAmerindian dialects, Creole, English, Hindi, Urdu
HaitiFrench, French Creole, Haitian Creole
HondurasEnglish, Spanish, Amerindian dialects
Hong KongCantonese, English, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Toisanese
HungaryEnglish, Magyar (Hungarian)
IcelandEnglish, German, Icelandic, Nordic languages
IndiaAssamese, Bengali, Chin, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Mara, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and 1600+ dialects
IndonesiaBahasa (Indonesian), Dutch, English, Javanese, and 580+ languages and dialects
IranArabic, Assyrian, Azeri, Farsi, Kurdish, Kurdish (Bahdini), Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kurdish (Sorani)
IraqArabic (Iraqi), Assyrian, Chaldean, Kurdish, Kurdish (Bahdini), Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kurdish (Sorani)
IrelandEnglish, Irish Gaelic
IsraelArabic, English, Hebrew, Yiddish
ItalyFrench, German, Italian, Sicilian, Slovene
Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)Akan, Ashanti, Dioula, French, Soninke, Soninke (Sarahuli), Soninke (Sarakhole), many African languages
JamaicaEnglish, Jamaican Creole, Patois (Jamaican)
JapanJapanese
JordanArabic, English
KazakhstanBashkir, Kazakh (Qazaq), Russian
KenyaEnglish, Kikuyu, Swahili, 25 ethnic group languages
KiribatiEnglish, I-Kiribati (Gilbertese)
Korea, NorthKorean
Korea, SouthKorean
KuwaitArabic, English
KyrgyzstanKyrgyz, Russian
LaosEnglish, French, Hmong, Lao, Mien
LatviaLatvian
LebanonArabic, English, French
LesothoEnglish, Sesotho, Zulu, Xhosa
LiberiaEnglish, Bassa, Krahn, Lorma, tribal dialects
LibyaArabic, English, Italian
LiechtensteinGerman, Alemmanic dialect
LithuaniaLithuanian, Polish, Russian
LuxembourgFrench, German, Luxermbourgish
MacedoniaAlbanian, Macedonian, Turkish
MadagascarFrench, Malagasy
MalawiChichewa, English
MalaysiaBahasa (Malaysian), Chinese, English, Malay, Matu, Tamil
MaldivesArabic, Dhivehi, English, Hindi
MaliBambara, Dioula, French, Soninke, Soninke (Sarahuli), Soninke (Sarakhole), many African languages
MaltaEnglish, Maltese
Mariana IslandsCarolinian, Chamorro, English, Japanese
Marshall IslandsEnglish, Marshallese
MauritaniaArabic, French, Wolof
MauritiusBojpoori, Creole, English, French, Hakka, Hindi, Urdu
MexicoAkateco, Choujo, Mixteco (Alto), Mixteco (Bajo), Spanish, indigenous languages
MicronesiaEnglish, Kosrean, Ponapean/Pohnpeian, Trukese/Chuukese, Yapase
MoldovaGagauz (Turkish dialect), Moldovan (similar to Romanian), Russian, Yiddish
MonacoEnglish, French, Italian, Monégasque
MongoliaChinese, Mongolian, Russian, Turkic
MontenegroMontenegrin
MoroccoArabic (Moroccan), Berber dialects, French, Spanish
MozambiqueBantu languages, Portuguese
Myanmar (formerly Burma)Burmese, Chin, Karen, Karen (Pwo), Karenni (Kayah), Lautu, Mara, Senthang, Siyin
NamibiaAfrikaans, English, German, several indigenous languages
NauruEnglish, Nauruan
NepalBhojpuri, Maithali, Nepali, Newar, Tharu, Tamang
Netherlands, TheDutch, Frisian
New ZealandEnglish, Maori
NicaraguaSpanish
NigerArabic, French, Hausa, Songhai
NigeriaEnglish, Fulani, Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin (Nigerian), Yoruba, 200+ others
NorwayBokmål, Nynorsk (forms of Norwegian)
OmanArabic, English, Indian languages
PakistanBalochi, Brahui, Burushaski, English, Hindko, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Siraiki (Punjabi variant), Tajik, Urdu
PalauEnglish, Palauan
Palestinian State (proposed)Arabic, English, French, Hebrew
PanamaEnglish, Spanish
Papua New GuineaEnglish, Hiri Motu, Tok Pisin (Melanesian Creole English), and 717 distinct native languages
ParaguayGuarani, Spanish
PeruAymara, Spanish, Quéchua, and other native languages
Philippines, TheCebuano, English, Filipino (based on Tagalog), Ilocano, Ilonggo, Visayan, other regional languages
PolandPolish
PortugalPortuguese
QatarArabic, English
RomaniaGerman, Hungarian, Romanian
RussiaBashkir, Russian, Yup’ik
RwandaEnglish, French, Kinyamulenge, Kinyarwanda
SamoaEnglish, Samoan
San MarinoItalian
Saudi ArabiaArabic, English
SenegalFrench, Serer, Soninke, Soninke (Sarahuli), Soninke (Sarakhole), Wolof, other ethnic dialects
Serbia and MontenegroAlbanian (once known as Serbo-Croatian), Serbian
SeychellesEnglish, French, Seselwa
Sierra LeoneEnglish, Krio, Mende, Sousou, Temne
SingaporeChinese (Mandarin), English, Malay, Tamil
SlovakiaHungarian, Slovak
SloveniaSerbo-Croatian, Slovene (Slovenian)
Solomon IslandsEnglish, Solomon Pijin (an English pidgin), many indigenous Melanesian languages
SomaliaArabic, English, Garre, Italian, Kizigua (Kizigula), Maay Maay, Mushunguli, Somali, Somali Bantu
South AfricaAfrikaans, English, Ndebele, Sesotho, Sesotho sa Leboa, Setswana, Swati, Tshivenda, Xhosa, Xitsonga, Zulu
South SudanAcholi, Anuak, Dinka, English, Nuer, 60+ indigenous languages
SpainBasque, Castilian Spanish, Catalan, Galician
Sri LankaEnglish, Sinhala, Sinhalese, Tamil
St. Kitts and NevisEnglish
St. LuciaEnglish, patois
St. Vincent/The GrenadinesEnglish, French patois
SudanArabic (Sudanese), English, tribal dialects
SurinameDutch, Surinamese (lingua franca), English widely spoken
SwazilandEnglish, Swazi
SwedenSwedish, Yiddish
SwitzerlandFrench, German, Italian, Romansch
SyriaArabic, Assyrian, English, French, Kurdish (Bahdini), Kurdish (Kurmanji)
São Tomé and PríncipePortuguese
TaiwanChinese (Mandarin), Fukiense, Taiwanese
TajikistanTajik
TanzaniaEnglish, Kizigua (Kizigula), Mushunguli, Swahili, local languages
ThailandChinese, English, Hmong, Thai (Siamese)
TogoCotocoli (Tem), Ewe, French, Kabyé, Mina, and many dialects
TongaEnglish, Tongan
Trinidad and TobagoEnglish, French, Hindi, Spanish
TunisiaArabic, French
TurkeyAssyrian, Azeri, Kurdish (Bahdini), Kurdish (Kurmanji), Turkish
TurkmenistanRussian, Turkmen, Uzbek
TuvaluEnglish, Tuvaluan
UgandaAcholi, Ateso, English, Luganda, Luo, Swahili
UkraineUkrainian, Yiddish
United Arab EmiratesArabic, English
United KingdomEnglish, Scots Gaelic, Welsh, Yiddish
United StatesAmerican Sign Language (ASL), English, French Creole, Navajo, Spanish, Yiddish, Yup’ik
UruguaySpanish
UzbekistanRussian, Tajik, Uzbek
VanuatuBislama, English, French
Vatican CityItalian, Latin
VenezuelaSpanish, various indigenous languages
VietnamChinese, English, French, Hmong, Jarai, Khmer (Cambodian), Mien, Vietnamese
Western Sahara (proposed state)Hassaniya Arabic, Moroccan Arabic
YemenArabic (Yemeni)
ZambiaEnglish, local dialects
ZimbabweEnglish, Ndebele, Shona

The Language Exchange Top 10 Languages for Translations and Interpreting
Spanish
Russian
Vietnamese
Chinese
Korean
Tagalog
Somali
Punjabi
French (European & Canadian)
Arabic

Other Popular Languages and Rare Languages
Acholi
Afrikaans
Amharic
Bosnian
Brazilian Portuguese
Burmese
Cambodian (Khmer)
Croatian
Farsi
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Laotian
Latin American Spanish
Mixteco
Norwegian
Oromo
Polish
Portuguese (European & Brazil)
Rwanda (Kinyarwanda)
Romanian
Serbian
Serbo-Croatian
Sign Language
Swahili
Thai
Tigrinya
Ukrainian

Please visit the Ethonologue Language of the World website www.ethnologue.com to find out more about world languages and which countries they’re spoken in.

Sign Languages
American Sign Language (ASL)
Sign Exact English/Contact Signing (SEE)
Pidgin Signed English (PSE)
Deaf/Blind (tactile and close-vision)

For more information please visit the following websites:
Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing website
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
RID-NAD Code of Professional Conduct