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Countries by Languages without English, French and Spanish (with Map)

Can you guess every country by typing in an official language in the country, that is not English, French or Spanish?
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Including regional, minority and indigenous languages for countries which wouldn't have an official language otherwise
Exceptions were made in India, South Sudan, Colombia, Mexico and United States and several other countries
Quiz by Hibasi
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Last updated: July 4, 2022
First submittedSeptember 7, 2021
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Europe
Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kosovo
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City
Asia
Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Cyprus
East Timor
Georgia
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
North Korea
Oman
Pakistan
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
Africa
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Democratic Republic
of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Republic of the Congo
Rwanda
São Tomé and Príncipe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
North America
Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
South America
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay
Venezuela
 
Oceania
Australia
Federated States of
Micronesia
Fiji
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Nauru
New Zealand
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
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Level 58
Jul 4, 2022
Fun quiz

note: for some reason, tok pisin does not work for papua new guinea

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Level 62
Jul 4, 2022
Thank you for your feedback. It's fixed now
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Level 46
Jul 4, 2022
I don't get the logic behind this. Why Corsican should be acceptable for France, but not Basque or Breton or Occitan, for example. Why Garifuna should be a correct answer for Honduras, but not for Belize. Are you doing "spoken languages", as you've written, or "official languages", as in the link. You seem to have wavered somewhere between the two.
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Level 62
Jul 4, 2022
I'll see, I made the exception to include non official languages for countries with only English, Spanish and French as their official language. That's why Corsican was added, I'm not sure why I left out Basque. I might add more languages to the quiz to make it less frustrating, which I apologize for.

Edit: I added your suggestions.

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Level 63
Jul 4, 2022
I'm sure I guessed Portuguese as I got Portugal correct (and can't name another language spoken there) but I was not given Colombia or Andorra as correct answers despite Portuguese supposedly being correct.
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Level 62
Jul 4, 2022
How many people speak Portuguese in Colombia and Andorra?
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Level 77
Jul 4, 2022
In Andorra the Portuguese immigrants are about a 10% of the population.

I think in France both Catalan and Arabian should work.

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Level 62
Jul 4, 2022
It turns out it should have worked, portuguese would have been an answer for Andorra. I had a discussion on the JetPunk Discord and it seems like there is a bug regarding type-ins, which was the reason why some other languages didn't work here. I apologize for the inconvenience, it should now be fixed.
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Level 70
Jul 4, 2022
There are some very suspect choices making this quiz much less enjoyable than it otherwise would be. For example, you accept (only) the national languages for the DRC, and not even the commonly-used alternate names for them. (Kongo for Kikongo, for example).

In France, you take Provencal (dialect), but not Occitan (language), but in Spain, Occitan suddenly IS a language again?

In Venezuela, you ignore all native languages, which have some official recognition in the country, for VSL, which does not.

You seem to believe that Tamazight is the name of all Berber languages. It can be used to refer to them, but typing any specific Berber language is not accepted in most (all?) cases. You can type "Berber".. but why is Tuareg not acceptable in Mali, for example?

All of this can be checked by googling "languages of X (country)" and reading wikipedia articles for a few minutes, and I'm certain there are a lot more things I personally did not flag as probably wrong, so that's not ideal.

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Level 70
Jul 4, 2022
I'm also not entirely sold on having "creole" accept all of the various creoles except for the ones which are called creole but IN the creole (Krio, Kriol, Patois, etc). Personally, I'd just have it work for all of them.

The fundamental idea of the quiz seems sound, and interests me a lot, but it definitely could use some time and refinement on a lot of particulars.

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Level 62
Jul 4, 2022
Thank you for your feedback. I will do some changes
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Level 33
Jul 4, 2022
i got miskito 💪💪
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Level 67
Jul 4, 2022
The approach of accepting unofficial languages spoken in a country creates all kinds of problems. It would be better to just black out countries whose official languages are limited to English, Spanish, or French, and let us just solve for the rest. If you stick to official languages, you've got a nice bright line of demarcation for the answers. Accepting "Italian" for the US just seems silly. There are no communities where people exclusively speak Italian here anymore. Sure, there are some Italian speakers, but surely 99% of them speak English. The whole concept just gets so murky. Black out the likes of the US, Canada, France, etc., and just let us fill in the rest of the map. That is the best approach.
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Level 70
Jul 5, 2022
There *are* communities in the US where people exclusively speak Norwegian and Danish and German. I don't know about any Italian ones personally, but I wouldn't be surprised if there are. It's a big place.

Ideally the language needs to get some governmental recognition, rather than just "is spoken", but there are plenty of languages with governmental recognition in various countries which are still not considered an official language. Besides which, that doesn't address countries who never actually declared an official language, like, for example, the US.

Perhaps more to the point, being able to speak another language should not disqualify a different language from any kind of status. Would you disqualify Irish as an official language simply because 99% of its speakers also speak English?

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Level 70
Jul 5, 2022
I'm not totally sure how this even happened, but Tuvalu's dot is in a very suspicious location against the right side of the map/