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
First submittedJune 9, 2019
Times taken66,879
Average score69.6%
Rating4.94
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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
+9
Level 80
Jun 12, 2019
I was frantically typing in Chinese sounding words beginning with Q for the last 20 seconds haha no such luck though. Great quiz :)
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Level 84
Jun 13, 2019
Bad idea, in a very communist way, Mandarin is the only official language in China.
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Level 50
Jun 20, 2022
i did the same but i thought it might be official in another country, not necessarily china
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Level 74
Jun 12, 2019
No Yoruba?
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Level ∞
Jun 12, 2019
Nope.
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Level 59
Jun 13, 2020
Why do you not allow Welsh .. in some parts of Wales it's only language they can speak , and some in PATAGONIA still speak it , ..more prevalent language than Irish ..etc. not knocking Irish.but Welsh one of world's oldest surviving languages even after centuries different cultures trying to eradicate it
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Level 60
Aug 20, 2020
Because Welsh isn't the official language of United Kingdom and Irish is for Ireland.
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Level 69
Mar 25, 2022
In fact, English isn’t the official language of the UK either, we don’t have a codified official language at all, English being the ‘de facto’ official language only. Welsh is actually the only ‘de hire’ language that is official IN (but not OF) the UK, but only in Wales itself (I don’t think I need to tell people on here what Wales isn’t!)
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Level 48
May 4, 2022
wait... isn't Wales just part of the UK? I may be mistaken but (complete truth) I am bad with the UK. I am romanian which makes it worse, but is Wales a country?
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Level 83
Jun 14, 2019
I was disappointed, too.
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Level 82
Jun 12, 2019
I gamed the system. Chinese and Mandarin, both accepted!
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Level 55
Aug 27, 2021
Also Persian and Farsi
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Level 68
Jun 12, 2019
Could do with more time
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Level 65
Jun 13, 2019
23 answer in 2 minutes is pretty fast I agree.
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Level 65
Apr 21, 2020
Agreed. I am pretty knowledgeable about languages, and I still ran out of time.
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Level 75
Jan 22, 2021
Yass! More time please.
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Level 75
Jun 13, 2019
According to Wikipedia, Igbo is one of the three major official languages of Nigeria.
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Level 81
Jun 13, 2019
First one I tried as well, but turns out that only English is official. Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba are widely spoken, but do not have official status.
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Level 71
Jun 15, 2019
Wait, what? Wikipedia was *lying*? Perish the thought!
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Level 83
Jun 15, 2019
Wikipedia wasn't lying; it lists Igbo as a "major" language, not an "official" one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria
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Level 75
Jun 19, 2019
According to Wikipedia - "Yiddish has attained official recognition as a minority language only in Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Netherlands, and Sweden"

Does "minority language" exclude it?

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Level 80
Jun 26, 2019
Yes, official recognition is not the same as official language of a country
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Level 75
Jun 28, 2019
Ok ta
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Level 55
Jun 24, 2019
Could definitely do with a little bit more time
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2019
Cool quiz! But like others are saying. It definitely needs more time. It is just another typing test now, which is a shame for this one.

If you miss one (or more) there is no time to think about it, the answers need to come almost instantly

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Level 67
Aug 9, 2019

@future commentors, no we will not put it on pause. That is no solution it kills the experience. And if it is plenty of time for you, surely you will get 100% so the time will stop anyway, no need to wait it out (or why don;t you press give up... if you can't reach 100%) so no reason to ask for less time

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Level 75
Apr 17, 2020
commenters* but yes
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Level 71
Jul 1, 2019
Is Latin not an official language of Vatican City?
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Level 66
Jul 12, 2019
Latin is an official language of the Holy See.
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Level 63
Aug 9, 2019
To quote wikipedia "The Vatican Constitution has established no official language".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Vatican_City

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Level 69
Jul 6, 2019
So South Africa-centric... :P
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Level 48
Jul 29, 2019
I would have been able to get every one except Q if I had more time. Maybe change it to 4 minutes?
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Level 60
Jul 29, 2019
It is possible, I finished with 23 seconds remaining first try
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Level 74
Aug 9, 2019
Nice Warren. I got it with two seconds. Geography bee really helps. You must be a faster typer
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2019
Sure it is possible, but it leaves no time to think. You much know each one.
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Level 69
Mar 25, 2022
Thinking might not be a problem, it can be typing. Not everyone who uses this site is an internet hacker or a gaming nerd, who types with enough speed that there hands are in danger of catching fire. There are children, elderly and disabled people here who may wish to challenge themselves, but need the time to enter answers… or people who are 6’3”, have shovels for hands and use Jetpunk to while away a boring train/bus/car journey, on their phone (the struggle is real). I use this site for challenging myself on my knowledge - getting stuff wrong is good, especially when it means there might be something new I can read about afterwards. But the lack of time just means it’s an audition for a secretary’s job that I really don’t want.
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Level 42
Aug 9, 2019
What about Welsh? . Isn't it an "official" language in part of the UK?
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Level 59
Aug 9, 2019
The caveat says: "Must be an official language of the entire country, not just a part"
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Level 43
Aug 9, 2019
And Welsh is an official language in the whole of the country of Wales. There's currently a featured quiz on the first page asking people to name a country of the UK using the Welsh flag. That does rather give the game away.
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Level 75
Aug 9, 2019
When a quiz on Jetpunk says country it usually means sovereign state, unless it is obvious or there is a hint in the clue that suggests otherwise
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Level 31
Feb 22, 2020
Cymraeg
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Level 58
Aug 9, 2019
Please add Latin, which is Vatican City's official language. Tried this first for letter L, because it seemed quite obvious, and was surprised to see it didn't work.
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Level 54
Aug 10, 2019
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Vatican_City

"The Vatican Constitution has established no official language".

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Level 85
Aug 9, 2019
Fun quiz, thanks!
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Level 50
Aug 9, 2019
I have no idea why Norwegian has lesser guess than Zulu
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Level 67
Aug 9, 2019
Because there are several countries starting with an N and your mind basicly want to think of all the 196 at once. There are only two countries starting with a Z though, so your mind doesnt get flooded. And thinking of zambia and zimbabwe your mind is already at africa, so zulu springs to mind immediately.

I missed i,v, and q. Q I wouldnt have gotten, V would ve taken quite a long time. But not getting i was simply time constraint

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Level 72
Aug 9, 2019
ENGLISH. I couldn't think of English.
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Level 63
Aug 9, 2019
No W???? Welsh
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Level 46
Aug 11, 2019
Or Wu?
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Level 62
Aug 13, 2019
Slovenian is missing
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Level 71
Aug 13, 2019
Slovene is accepted for ''Slovenian''
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Level 38
Mar 29, 2021
It isn't
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Level 52
Aug 13, 2019
I thought Wolof was a national language of Senegal. Interesting because it is essentially the lingua franca there.
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Level 67
Aug 13, 2019
Moldovan technically isn't a language. It is a dialect of Romanian.
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Level 41
Sep 16, 2019
i got quechua !!!!
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Level 28
Nov 6, 2019
You could add Nahuatl and Maya!
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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 67
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 67
Jan 26, 2020
How do I manage to get Quechua but not Portuguese🤦
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Level 23
Feb 28, 2020
Is Welsh not a language?
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Level 67
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 75
Apr 17, 2020
It is.
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Level 34
Apr 4, 2020
Occitan is used in north italy and south france
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Level 67
Apr 17, 2020
so not in south italy and north france..? There ya go ;)
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Level 45
Apr 17, 2020
More time please?
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Level 75
Apr 17, 2020
Not needed for me
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Level 43
Sep 4, 2020
Slovenian?
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Level 45
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.
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Level 75
Sep 14, 2020
Man...i kept trying Xosha.
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Level 68
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 66
Dec 1, 2020
According to Wikipedia Oromo is one of the official languages of Ethiopia.
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Level 56
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 78
Dec 17, 2020
Amazing how long I was stumped on E.
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Level 57
May 13, 2021
On my first try, got Q, but missed G and J... *facepalm*
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Level 49
Jun 17, 2021
Cantonese??
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Level 39
Jul 8, 2021
Not an official language
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Level 55
Jul 20, 2021
missed Q and Z for very minor spelling errors. please amend.
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Level 54
Jul 20, 2021
Where's Sesotho and why's Chinese and Mandarin both there? Shouldn't it be just Mandarin?
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Level 38
Jul 20, 2021
what about Welsh
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Level 48
Jul 21, 2021
Wolof is a very popular language in Senegal.
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Level 66
Aug 23, 2021
Very good quiz... didn't even realize I almost didn't finish. 5 seconds left!
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Level 40
Oct 7, 2021
Great quiz...! I think you should add Javanese, 98 million people speak it.
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Level 72
Oct 7, 2021
It's not an official language of any independent nation.
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Level 53
Oct 7, 2021
How did i forgot Japanese?
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Level 42
Oct 7, 2021
I couldn't think of any language starting with E...
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Level 60
Oct 7, 2021
I got Quechua but completely missed B and C.
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Level 71
Oct 7, 2021
British English and Cypriot Greek for those.
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Level 65
Jan 17, 2022
Cypriot Greek is a pretty cool European language.
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Level 47
Oct 7, 2021
I'm kinda embarrassed that I couldn't even think of English
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Level 60
Oct 7, 2021
Yet another quiz that reveals I am a dummy.
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Level 68
Oct 7, 2021
I literally got all of them but English 🤡
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Level 57
Oct 7, 2021
Sami is an official language in Norway
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Level 63
Oct 7, 2021
Sign is an official language in New Zealand along with English and Maori
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Level 54
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 62
Oct 12, 2021
No Ndebele for N?
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Level 70
Oct 13, 2021
I missed English, the bottom of that cavern is looking mighty friendly today.
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Level 51
Oct 13, 2021
I'm so happy I remembered Quechua :D
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Level 43
Nov 5, 2021
Really? No W or Y?

There’s Yiddish and Welsh

Both are European languages.

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Level 41
Apr 14, 2022
Yeah, but neither are official. (Welsh is official in Wales, but not in the UK)
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Level 36
Dec 9, 2021
I think you missed Creole and Punjabi.
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Level 40
Mar 24, 2022
after mandarin, china has more languages.

like wu chinese and yue chinese.

please accept this

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Level 69
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 41
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 45
May 1, 2022
Why did I get K from typing in Rwanda?
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Level 56
May 19, 2022
Comment after Estonian should be removed, as there are only 2 languages for "E"
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Level 54
Jun 3, 2022
omg How come Yoruba is not an official language of Nigeria? Colonialism is bizarre
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Level 61
Jun 23, 2022
I couldn't think of anything for E.....