Five Biggest Countries by Official Language

We give you an official language and you name the five biggest countries by area that use it.
Countries with no official languages at federal level do not count!!!
Countries can be under multiple languages
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Last updated: August 5, 2015
First submittedAugust 4, 2015
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English
Canada
India
Sudan
South Africa
Tanzania
 
Spanish
Argentina
Peru
Colombia
Bolivia
Venezuela
French
Canada
D.R. Congo
Chad
Niger
Mali
 
Arabic
Algeria
Saudi Arabia
Libya
Sudan
Chad
Portugese
Brazil
Angola
Mozambique
Portugal
Guinea-Bissau
 
German
Germany
Austria
Switzerland
Belgium
Luxembourg
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Level 36
Aug 4, 2015
Isn't Mexico bigger than Colombia and Bolivia??
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Level 68
Apr 24, 2016
Mexico does not have an official language, they use Spanish but similarly to United States, they have not recognized it.
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Level 64
Apr 24, 2016
This is correct.
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Level 83
Aug 4, 2015
[Cleaned up my previous comments.] According to Ethnologue.com, Namibia should replace Tanzania. English is not a statutory national language in Tanzania. News stories from February 2015 state that the government decided to replace English with Swahili as the language used in schools.
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Level 64
Aug 4, 2015
Tanzania's official languages are English and Swahili. I looked it up on Google: 'official languages of tanzania'
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Level 83
Aug 4, 2015
According to Ethnologue.com, East Timor should replace Guinea-Bissau, since Portuguese is the de facto but not the statutory national language of Guinea-Bissau.
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Level 83
Aug 4, 2015
By the way, Ethnologue.com cites chapter and verse (e.g., "2002, Constitution, Article 13" for East Timor) for statutory national languages. One gets the impression that they know what they're talking about.
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Level 64
Aug 4, 2015
I'm really sorry, but I'm following one source here, and that's this one. It is Portuguese and Tetum for East Timor. And I think that one is Zefyrinus/Quizmaster, they'd update the quiz if anything major happened. :)
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Level 75
Aug 5, 2015
Lanuage, eh? I try to learn a new word every day, and I guess that's today's. Now to find out what it means...
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Level 65
Sep 29, 2016
You forgot Egypt for Arabic and USA for English.
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Level 53
Oct 30, 2017
No he didn't, Mauritania and others are bigger than Egypt and USA does not recognize English as official language, It's just ''de facto'' official
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Level 53
Oct 30, 2017
You should speak spelling for Portuguese, Its not Portugese, It's Portuguese
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Level 67
Jan 18, 2019
speak spelling?
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Level 67
Jan 18, 2019
fun quiz :)