Communicate in a Diverse World

With nearly 200 countries and up to 7,000 different languages spoken worldwide, it’s more important than ever to communicate globally.

Our table below reflects an extensive (but not exhaustive) list of the most commonly spoken languages in each country. CLI provides professional interpreters for the languages in bold.

Afghanistan Afghani, Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Tajik, other Turkic and minor languages
Albania Albanian (Tosk is the official dialect), Greek
Algeria Arabic, Arabic (Algerian), Berber dialects, French
Andorra Catalan, Castilian, French, Portuguese
Angola Bantu, Portuguese, other African languages
Antigua and Barbuda English, local dialects
Argentina English, French, German, Guarani, Italian, Spanish
Armenia Armenian, Russian
Australia English, native languages
Austria Croatian, German, Hungarian, Slovene
Azerbaijan Armenian, Azerbaijani Turkic, Azeri, Russian
Bahamas English, Bahamian Creole
Bahrain Arabic, Arabic (Gulf), English, Farsi, Urdu
Bangladesh Bengali, English, Sylheti
Barbados English
Belarus Belarusian, Russian
Belgium Dutch (Flemish), French, German
Belize English, Creole, Garifuna (Carib), Mayan, Spanish
Benin Cotocoli (Tem), Fon, French, Yoruba, tribal languages
Bhutan Dzongkha, Tibetan, Nepalese dialects
Bolivia Aymara, Spanish, Quechua
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian (all formerly known as Serbo-Croatian), Yiddish
Botswana English, Setswana
Brazil English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Brunei Darussalam Chinese, English, Malay
Bulgaria Bulgarian, secondary ethnic languages
Burkina Faso Dioula, French, More, native African (Sudanic) languages
Burma (formerly Burma; now Myanmar) Burmese, Chin (including Falam, Hakha, Lai, Mizo, Rohingya, Tedim, Zo, Zomi, and Zophei), Karen, Karen (Pwo), Karenni (Kayah)
Burundi French, Kirundi, Swahili
Cambodia English, French, Jarai, Khmer (Cambodian)
Cameroon English, French, Pidgin (Cameroonian), 24 major African language groups
Canada English, French, French Canadian, Yiddish
Cape Verde Cape Verde Creole, Criuolo, Portuguese
Central African Republic Arabic, French, Hansa, Kaba, Mbay, Sango, Swahili
Chad Arabic, French, Kaba, Mbay, Sango, Sara, 120+ other languages and dialects
Chile Spanish
China Cantonese, Chao-Chow, Chinese, Foochow (Fuzhou), Hainanese, Hakka, Hmong, Hokkien, Jiangsu, Mandarin, Mien, Shanghainese, Sichuan, Teochew, Toisanese, many local dialects
Colombia Spanish
Comoros Arabic, French, Shikomoro (Swahili/Arabic blend)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the French, Kikongo, Lingala, Kingwana, Sango, Swahili, Tshiluba, 200+ indigenous languages
Congo, Republic of the Bantu languages, Bateke, French, Kikongo, Kituba, Lingala, Lari, Mboshi, Munukutuba, many local languages and dialects
Costa Rica English, Spanish
Croatia Bosnian, Croatian, Czech, German, Hungarian, Italian, Serbian (all formerly known as Serbo-Croatian), Slovak, other languages
Cuba Spanish
Cyprus English, Greek, Turkish
Czech Republic Czech
Denmark Danish, English, Faeroese, German, Greenlandic (Inuit dialect)
Djibouti Afar, Arabic, French, Somali
Dominica English, French patois
Dominican Republic Spanish
East Timor Bahasa (Indonesian), English, Portuguese, Tetum, other indigenous languages (including Galole, Kemak, and Mambae)
Ecuador Spanish, Quechua, other Amerindian languages
Egypt Arabic (Egyptian), English, French
El Salvador Spanish, Nahua
Equatorial Guinea Bubi, pidgin English, Fang, French, Igbo, Spanish
Eritrea Afar, Arabic, Kunama, Tigre, Tigrinya, other Cushitic languages
Estonia Estonian, Finnish, Russian, Ukrainian
Ethiopia Amharic, Anuak, Arabic, English, Guaragigna, Harar, Oromifa, Orominga, Somali, Tigrinya, 70 other languages and dialects
Fiji English, Fijian, Hindustani
Finland Finnish, Swedish, Sami (Lapp), Russian
France French, regional dialects (including Alsatian, Basque, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Flemish, and Provençal)
Gabon Bandjabi, Bapounou/Eschira, Bateke, Fang, French, Myene
Gambia, The English, Fula, Mandinka, Wolof, other indigenous languages
Georgia Abkhaz, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Russian
Germany German
Ghana Akan, Ashanti, Cotocoli (Tem), English, native tongues (including Ahafo, Brong, Dagbani, Ewe, Fanti, Ga, and Twi)
Greece English, French, Greek
Grenada English, French patois
Guam Chamorro
Guatemala Akateco, Choujo, Q’anjob’al, Spanish, and 23+ Amerindian languages (including Cakchiquel, Garifuna, K’iche’ [Quiché], Kekchi, Mam, and Xinca)
Guinea French, Fulde, Lorma, Pulaar, Sousou, native tongues (including Fulani, Malinké, and Susu)
Guinea-Bissau Criolo, Portuguese, other African languages
Guyana Amerindian dialects, Creole, English, Hindi, Urdu
Haiti French, French Creole, Haitian Creole
Honduras English, Spanish, Amerindian dialects
Hong Kong Cantonese, English, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Toisanese
Hungary English, Magyar (Hungarian)
Iceland English, German, Icelandic, Nordic languages
India Assamese, Bengali, Chin, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Mara, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and 1600+ dialects
Indonesia Acehnese, Bahasa (Indonesian), Dutch, English, Hokkien, Javanese, and 580+ languages and dialects
Iran Arabic, Assyrian, Azeri, Farsi, Kurdish, Kurdish (Bahdini), Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kurdish (Sorani)
Iraq Arabic, Arabic (Gulf), Arabic (Iraqi), Arabic (Jordanian), Arabic (Levantine), Assyrian, Chaldean, Kurdish, Kurdish (Bahdini), Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kurdish (Sorani)
Ireland English, Irish Gaelic
Israel Arabic, Arabic (Jordanian), Arabic (Levantine), English, Hebrew, Yiddish
Italy French, German, Italian, Sicilian, Slovene
Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) Akan, Ashanti, Dioula, French, Soninke, Soninke (Sarahuli), Soninke (Sarakhole), many African languages
Jamaica English, Jamaican Creole, Patois (Jamaican)
Japan Japanese
Jordan Arabic, Arabic (Jordanian), Arabic (Levantine), English
Kazakhstan Bashkir, Kazakh (Qazaq), Russian
Kenya English, Kikuyu, Swahili, 25 ethnic group languages
Kiribati English, I-Kiribati (Gilbertese)
Korea, North Korean
Korea, South Korean
Kuwait Arabic, English
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz, Russian
Laos English, French, Hmong, Lao, Mien
Latvia Latvian
Lebanon Arabic, Arabic (Jordanian), Arabic (Levantine), English, French
Lesotho English, Sesotho, Zulu, Xhosa
Liberia English, Bassa, Krahn, Lorma, tribal dialects
Libya Arabic, English, Italian
Liechtenstein German, Alemmanic dialect
Lithuania Lithuanian, Polish, Russian
Luxembourg French, German, Luxermbourgish
Macedonia Albanian, Macedonian, Turkish
Madagascar French, Malagasy
Malawi Chichewa, English
Malaysia Bahasa (Malaysian), Chinese, English, Hokkien, Malay, Matu, Tamil
Maldives Arabic, Dhivehi, English, Hindi
Mali Bambara, Dioula, French, Soninke, Soninke (Sarahuli), Soninke (Sarakhole), many African languages
Malta English, Maltese
Mariana Islands Carolinian, Chamorro, English, Japanese
Marshall Islands English, Marshallese
Mauritania Arabic, French, Wolof
Mauritius Bojpoori, Creole, English, French, Hakka, Hindi, Urdu
Mexico Akateco, Choujo, Mixteco (Alto), Mixteco (Bajo), Spanish, Zapotec, indigenous languages
Micronesia English, Kosraean, Ponapean/Pohnpeian, Trukese/Chuukese, Yapase
Moldova Gagauz (Turkish dialect), Moldovan (similar to Romanian), Russian, Yiddish
Monaco English, French, Italian, Monégasque
Mongolia Chinese, Mongolian, Russian, Turkic
Montenegro Montenegrin
Morocco Arabic (Moroccan), Berber dialects, French, Spanish
Mozambique Bantu languages, Portuguese
Myanmar (formerly Burma) Burmese, Chin, Karen, Karen (Pwo), Karenni (Kayah), Lautu, Mara, Rohingya, Senthang, Siyin
Namibia Afrikaans, English, German, several indigenous languages
Nauru English, Kosraean, Nauruan
Nepal Bhojpuri, Maithali, Nepali, Newar, Tharu, Tamang
Netherlands, The Dutch, Frisian
New Zealand English, Maori
Nicaragua Spanish
Niger Arabic, French, Hausa, Songhai
Nigeria English, Edo, Fulani, Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin (Nigerian), Yoruba, 200+ others
Norway Bokmål, Nynorsk (forms of Norwegian)
Oman Arabic, Arabic (Gulf), English, Indian languages
Pakistan Balochi, Brahui, Burushaski, English, Hindko, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Siraiki (Punjabi variant), Tajik, Urdu
Palau English, Palauan
Palestinian State (proposed) Arabic, English, French, Hebrew
Panama English, Spanish
Papua New Guinea English, Hiri Motu, Tok Pisin (Melanesian Creole English), and 717 distinct native languages
Paraguay Guarani, Spanish
Peru Aymara, Spanish, Quéchua, and other native languages
Philippines, The Cebuano, English, Filipino (Tagalog), Hokkien, Ilocano, Ilonggo, Visayan, other regional languages
Poland Polish
Portugal Portuguese
Qatar Arabic, Arabic (Gulf), English
Romania German, Hungarian, Romanian
Russia Bashkir, Russian, Yup’ik
Rwanda English, French, Kinyamulenge, Kinyarwanda
Samoa English, Samoan
San Marino Italian
Saudi Arabia Arabic, Arabic (Gulf), English
Senegal French, Serer, Soninke, Soninke (Sarahuli), Soninke (Sarakhole), Wolof, other ethnic dialects
Serbia and Montenegro Albanian (once known as Serbo-Croatian), Serbian
Seychelles English, French, Seselwa
Sierra Leone English, Krio, Mende, Sousou, Temne
Singapore Chinese (Mandarin), English, Malay, Tamil
Slovakia Hungarian, Slovak
Slovenia Serbo-Croatian, Slovene (Slovenian)
Solomon Islands English, Solomon Pijin (an English pidgin), many indigenous Melanesian languages
Somalia Arabic, English, Garre, Italian, Kizigua (Kizigula), Maay Maay, Mushunguli, Somali, Somali Bantu
South Africa Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Sesotho, Sesotho sa Leboa, Setswana, Swati, Tshivenda, Xhosa, Xitsonga, Zulu
South Sudan Acholi, Anuak, Arabic (Juba), Dinka, English, Nuer, 60+ indigenous languages
Spain Basque, Castilian Spanish, Catalan, Galician
Sri Lanka English, Sinhala, Sinhalese, Tamil
St. Kitts and Nevis English
St. Lucia English, patois
St. Vincent/The Grenadines English, French patois
Sudan Arabic (Sudanese), English, tribal dialects
Suriname Dutch, Surinamese (lingua franca), English widely spoken
Swaziland English, Swazi
Sweden Swedish, Yiddish
Switzerland French, German, Italian, Romansch
Syria Arabic, Arabic (Jordanian), Arabic (Levantine), Assyrian, English, French, Kurdish (Bahdini), Kurdish (Kurmanji)
São Tomé and Príncipe Portuguese
Taiwan Chinese (Mandarin), Fukiense, Hokkien, Taiwanese
Tajikistan Tajik
Tanzania English, Kizigua (Kizigula), Mushunguli, Swahili, local languages
Thailand Chinese, English, Hmong, Thai (Siamese)
Togo Cotocoli (Tem), Ewe, French, Kabyé, Mina, and many dialects
Tonga English, Tongan
Trinidad and Tobago English, French, Hindi, Spanish
Tunisia Arabic, French
Turkey Assyrian, Azeri, Kurdish (Bahdini), Kurdish (Kurmanji), Turkish
Turkmenistan Russian, Turkmen, Uzbek
Tuvalu English, Tuvaluan
Uganda Acholi, Ateso, English, Luganda, Luo, Swahili
Ukraine Ukrainian, Yiddish
United Arab Emirates Arabic, Arabic (Gulf), English
United Kingdom English, Scots Gaelic, Welsh, Yiddish
United States American Sign Language (ASL), English, Cherokee, French Creole, Navajo, Spanish, Yiddish, Yup’ik
Uruguay Spanish
Uzbekistan Russian, Tajik, Uzbek
Vanuatu Bislama, English, French
Vatican City Italian, Latin
Venezuela Spanish, various indigenous languages
Vietnam Chinese, English, French, Hmong, Jarai, Khmer (Cambodian), Mien, Vietnamese
Western Sahara (proposed state) Hassaniya Arabic, Moroccan Arabic
Yemen Arabic (Yemeni)
Zambia English, local dialects
Zimbabwe English, Ndebele, Shona