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Name an Official Language A-Z

For each letter A-Z, try to name any language that is official in at least one country.
Must be an official language of the entire country, not just a part
Quiz by WolfCam
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Last updated: June 12, 2019
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First submittedJune 9, 2019
Times taken115,317
Average score69.6%
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Letter
Languages
A
Arabic, Albanian, Armenian...
B
Bulgarian, Bengali, Bosnian...
C
Croatian, Czech, Catalan...
D
Dutch, Danish, Dari...
E
English, Estonian,
F
French, Finnish, Farsi...
G
German, Greek, Georgian...
H
Hungarian, Hindi, Hebrew...
I
Italian, Indonesian, Irish...
J
Japanese
K
Korean, Khmer, Kazakh...
L
Latvian, Lithuanian, Lao...
M
Mandarin, Malay, Mongolian...
Letter
Languages
N
Norwegian, Nepali, Nauruan...
O
(none)
P
Portuguese, Polish, Pashto...
Q
Quechua
R
Russian, Romanian, Romansh
S
Spanish, Swedish, Serbian...
T
Turkish, Thai, Tajik...
U
Ukrainian, Uzbek, Urdu...
V
Vietnamese, Venda
W
(none)
X
Xhosa
Y
(none)
Z
Zulu
100 Recent Comments
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Level 60
Aug 13, 2019
Slovenian is missing
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Level 81
Aug 13, 2019
Slovene is accepted for ''Slovenian''
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Level 42
Mar 29, 2021
It isn't
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Level 53
Aug 13, 2019
I thought Wolof was a national language of Senegal. Interesting because it is essentially the lingua franca there.
+4
Level 67
Aug 13, 2019
Moldovan technically isn't a language. It is a dialect of Romanian.
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Level 60
Dec 2, 2023
I think the quizmaker was being generous since you are not required to use any specific answer for M. I used both Farsi and Persian.
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Level 40
Sep 16, 2019
i got quechua !!!!
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Level 44
Mar 16, 2024
Same and I’m 12
+2
Level 27
Nov 6, 2019
You could add Nahuatl and Maya!
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Level 60
Dec 2, 2023
Official languages.
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Level 35
Nov 25, 2019
No language for O? Why not Occitan, one of the official languages of Catalonia and used throughout Southern France and Northern Italy.
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Level 68
Apr 17, 2020
Maybe because it has not been used in france for official documents since 1539? It has to have official status in the entire country, not just locally.
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Level 60
Jan 1, 2020
Maybe add Min nan? It's one of the official languages in Taiwan.
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Level 69
Jan 26, 2020
How do I manage to get Quechua but not Portuguese🤦
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Level 22
Feb 28, 2020
Is Welsh not a language?
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Level 68
Apr 17, 2020
It is and it is actually the only official de jure language in the UK (English is only de facto). But jetpunk goes by sovereign states which Wales is not. And Welsh is only official in Wales and not the entirety of the UK.
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Level 78
Apr 17, 2020
It is.
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Level 35
Apr 4, 2020
Occitan is used in north italy and south france
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Level 68
Apr 17, 2020
so not in south italy and north france..? There ya go ;)
+2
Level 44
Apr 17, 2020
More time please?
+1
Level 78
Apr 17, 2020
Not needed for me
+2
Level 43
Sep 4, 2020
Slovenian?
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Level 62
Sep 10, 2020
I struggled to think of one that started with 'B' of all things, but after that it was a straight, fluid sweep all the way to 'Z'. Nice quiz.
+1
Level 77
Sep 14, 2020
Man...i kept trying Xosha.
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Level 69
Sep 23, 2020
This quiz is in English language but 5% of people missed a language on letter E, go figure. ;)
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Level 71
Dec 1, 2020
According to Wikipedia Oromo is one of the official languages of Ethiopia.
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Level 62
Oct 7, 2021
Well spotted. The quiz was updated in 2019 and the status of Oromo changed in 2020 so it looks like this can be added.
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Level 79
Dec 17, 2020
Amazing how long I was stumped on E.
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Level 51
Dec 17, 2020
18/23 missed Q,T,V,X and Z. A lot of them were sooo obvious once I saw the answers
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Level 64
May 13, 2021
On my first try, got Q, but missed G and J... *facepalm*
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Level 51
Jun 17, 2021
Cantonese??
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Level 45
Jul 8, 2021
Not an official language
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Level 58
Jul 20, 2021
missed Q and Z for very minor spelling errors. please amend.
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Level 60
Jul 20, 2021
Where's Sesotho and why's Chinese and Mandarin both there? Shouldn't it be just Mandarin?
+1
Level 47
Jul 20, 2021
what about Welsh
+1
Level 48
Jul 21, 2021
Wolof is a very popular language in Senegal.
+1
Level 68
Aug 23, 2021
Very good quiz... didn't even realize I almost didn't finish. 5 seconds left!
+1
Level 42
Oct 7, 2021
Great quiz...! I think you should add Javanese, 98 million people speak it.
+2
Level 77
Oct 7, 2021
It's not an official language of any independent nation.
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Level 52
Oct 7, 2021
How did i forgot Japanese?
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Level 44
Oct 7, 2021
I couldn't think of any language starting with E...
+1
Level 59
Oct 7, 2021
I got Quechua but completely missed B and C.
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Level 75
Oct 7, 2021
British English and Cypriot Greek for those.
+1
Level 65
Jan 17, 2022
Cypriot Greek is a pretty cool European language.
+1
Level 44
Mar 16, 2024
For that I put Bengali and Catalan and I’m 12
+2
Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
I'm kinda embarrassed that I couldn't even think of English
+1
Level 62
Oct 7, 2021
Yet another quiz that reveals I am a dummy.
+2
Level 70
Oct 7, 2021
I literally got all of them but English 🤡
+2
Level 61
Oct 7, 2021
Sami is an official language in Norway
+1
Level 67
Oct 7, 2021
Sign is an official language in New Zealand along with English and Maori
+3
Level 58
Jun 3, 2022
Sign language is an umbrella term of a group of languages, but they are not universal and definitely not mutually intelligible. Each of these languages have their own names.

The american one is ASL (American Sign Language), the french one is LSF, the brazilian one is Libras, and so forth.

If you type in New Zealand Sign Language the quiz will allow it because that's the actual name of the one from NZ.

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Level 61
Oct 12, 2021
No Ndebele for N?
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Level 72
Dec 5, 2023
Ndebele is split into Northern Ndebele (Zimbabwe) and Southern Ndebele (South Africa).
+1
Level 70
Oct 13, 2021
I missed English, the bottom of that cavern is looking mighty friendly today.
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Level 53
Oct 13, 2021
I'm so happy I remembered Quechua :D
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Level 45
Nov 5, 2021
Really? No W or Y?

There’s Yiddish and Welsh

Both are European languages.

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Level 53
Apr 14, 2022
Yeah, but neither are official. (Welsh is official in Wales, but not in the UK)
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Level 40
Dec 9, 2021
I think you missed Creole and Punjabi.
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Level 65
Dec 30, 2022
Creole is a type of language when a mixed language for communication of a group without a common language, a Pidgin, becomes a native language of the next generation.
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Level 70
Apr 25, 2023
You have to specify which creole you mean. Like Haitian Creole.
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Level 72
Dec 5, 2023
Creole is a type of language. There are many Creoles which are accepted like Haitian Creole (Haiti), Mauritian Creole (Mauritius), etc. Punjabi is not an official language in India or Pakistan.
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Level 49
Mar 24, 2022
after mandarin, china has more languages.

like wu chinese and yue chinese.

please accept this

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Level 60
Dec 2, 2023
Caveats: "Must be an official language of the entire country"
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Level 72
Mar 25, 2022
Wow, so many comments saying “why not this language or that language?” Does no one look it up and see if it is an official language, before commenting? Because they’re wrong in almost every instance… you’re already on the internet, maybe have a little peek at Wikipedia first?
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Level 53
Apr 14, 2022
I would really like to see this as the top comment. A language being popular doesn't mean much on quizzes like this.
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Level 48
May 1, 2022
Why did I get K from typing in Rwanda?
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Level 65
Dec 30, 2022
Atlantic-Congo languages of Africa like Kinyarwanda, Rwanda's official language use noun classes - which are used in many Indo-European languages and called grammatical gender - to represent different forms of things like countries. Countries like Rwanda can have prefixes to make it a "class" such as person of the country or a language of the country, so Kinya- is a prefix on Rwanda to make it it's language, which is probably why Rwanda is accepted.
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Level 59
May 19, 2022
Comment after Estonian should be removed, as there are only 2 languages for "E"
+1
Level 58
Jun 3, 2022
omg How come Yoruba is not an official language of Nigeria? Colonialism is bizarre
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Level 65
Dec 30, 2022
I'd also like it if more native languages were promoted but keeping >500 languages' speakers satisfied with their language's place is also bizarre so colonial languages are still common in former colonies.
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Level 63
Jun 23, 2022
I couldn't think of anything for E.....
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Level 61
Aug 23, 2022
Neither Dhivehi nor Maldivian, the two terms for the official language of the Maldives, are accepted. At least one should be an answer, and the language is definitely the official language:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Maldives

Not sure why I instantly tried Dhivehi for D though

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Level 46
Nov 22, 2022
Japanese is not the official language of Japan, it is only de facto
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Level 31
Jan 14, 2023
I couldn't find a language with "i"... I am Italian
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Level 51
Jan 17, 2023
Make it like official languages yoruba igbo javanese etc.
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Level 72
Dec 5, 2023
None of those are official.
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Level 60
Feb 27, 2023
Time limit makes it harder to think as rushing. why not another minute?
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Level 53
Mar 26, 2023
ndebele seems to be missing
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Level 72
Dec 5, 2023
There are two languages by the name Ndebele, you have to specify. Northern Ndebele and Southern Ndebele are both accepted answers.
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Level 56
Jul 25, 2023
Great quiz! Couldn't think of any languages on K at first but then guessed khmer literally in the very last second
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Level 48
Aug 21, 2023
Jamaican patois has been recognized as a language, and it is one of the official ones of that country.
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Level 58
Aug 30, 2023
Oromo is an official language of Ethiopia, why is O empty?
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Level 61
Oct 9, 2023
Please add Oromo
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Level 45
Dec 2, 2023
I wanted to type in "Vulcan" for V.
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Level 28
Dec 2, 2023
I couldn't spell the languages that start with N
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Level 65
Dec 2, 2023
I got stuck on E ... I am an English speaker. I need more coffee.
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Level 60
Dec 2, 2023
No comma should be present at the end of E, there are only two answers. Both Divehi and Maldivian are missing (different names for the same official language of the Maldives). Oromo is official in Ethiopia since 2020.
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Level 57
Dec 2, 2023
Mali made Bambara official
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Level 47
Dec 4, 2023
Faroese wasn't accepted, but it's official in Denmark I believe
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Level 17
Dec 4, 2023
ggs 100% tough test holy
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Level 38
Dec 5, 2023
i got xhosa but not spanish...
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Level 72
Dec 5, 2023
Others have mentioned it before, but Oromo (Ethiopia) is a potential answer for O.

Technically you can also have Weenhayek & Yaminawa/Yuki/Yuracaré due to Bolivia, so you should add a caveat excluding them. Something like "Only the 3 most prominent languages of Bolivia are considered"?

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Level 49
Dec 5, 2023
Welsh is an official language of the UK. In fact, it's the only de jure language of the entire country. English is de facto.
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Level 72
Dec 5, 2023
It's official in Wales, but not the rest of the UK.
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Level 76
Dec 22, 2023
Tried quenya just for kicks. Alas.
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Level 83
Jan 4, 2024
Geez, what's the rush? Is this a knowledge quiz or a typing test?
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2024
Kannada?
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Level 53
Mar 8, 2024
Basque should count for B. Also, why is the timer so short? I get its not a super difficult quiz but it does require a certain amount of thinking.
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Level 44
Mar 16, 2024
It should be illegal to not include Punjabi, Tibetan, or Nepalese
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Level 22
May 17, 2024
Hi, Can I translate the quiz to German?