Official Languages of the World on the Disappearing World Map

Can you name the official languages of every country in the world? Countries will disappear into the ocean as you guess their official languages. This will happen gradually for countries with more than 1 official language. Countries without a dejure official language, only a defacto one, appear in orange.
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For a sprint version where one language per country is enough try Countries by Languages in 90 Seconds
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: October 26, 2021
First submittedOctober 17, 2017
Times taken42,180
Average score56.3%
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Country
Language
Afghanistan
Pashto
Persian (Darī)
Albania
Albanian
Algeria
Arabic
Berber
Andorra
Catalan
Angola
Portuguese
Antigua and
Barbuda
English
Argentina
Spanish
Armenia
Armenian
Australia
English
Austria
German
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani
Bahamas
English
Bahrain
Arabic
Bangladesh
Bengali
Barbados
English
Belarus
Belarusian
Russian
Belgium
Dutch
French
German
Belize
English
Benin
French
Bhutan
Dzongkha
Bolivia
Aymara
Quechua
Spanish
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Serbo-Croatian
(Bosnian)
Serbo-Croatian
(Croatian)
Serbo-Croatian
(Serbian)
Botswana
English
Tswana
Brazil
Portuguese
Brunei
English
Malay
Bulgaria
Bulgarian
Burkina Faso
French
Burundi
English
French
Kirundi
Cambodia
Khmer
Cameroon
English
French
Canada
English
French
Cape Verde
Portuguese
Central African
Republic
French
Sango
Chad
Arabic
French
Chile
Spanish
China
Chinese
(Mandarin)
Colombia
Spanish
Comoros
Arabic
Comorian
French
Costa Rica
Spanish
Croatia
Serbo-Croatian
(Croatian)
Cuba
Spanish
Cyprus
Greek
Turkish
Czech Republic
Czech
D.R. Congo
French
Denmark
Danish
Djibouti
Arabic
French
Dominica
English
Dominican Republic
Spanish
East Timor
Portuguese
Tetum
Ecuador
Spanish
Egypt
Arabic
El Salvador
Spanish
Equatorial Guinea
French
Portuguese
Spanish
Eritrea
Tigrinya
Estonia
Estonian
Eswatini
English
Swazi
Ethiopia
Afar
Amharic
Oromo
Somali
Tigrinya
Fed. States of
Micronesia
English
Fiji
English
Fijian
Hindustani
(Fiji Hindi)
Finland
Finnish
Swedish
France
French
Gabon
French
Gambia
English
Georgia
Georgian
Germany
German
Ghana
English
Country
Language
Greece
Greek
Grenada
English
Guatemala
Spanish
Guinea
French
Guinea-Bissau
Portuguese
Guyana
English
Haiti
French
Haitian Creole
Honduras
Spanish
Hungary
Hungarian
Iceland
Icelandic
India
English
Hindustani
(Hindi)
Indonesia
Malay
(Indonesian)
Iran
Persian
Iraq
Arabic
Kurdish
Ireland
English
Irish
Israel
Hebrew
Italy
Italian
Ivory Coast
French
Jamaica
English
Japan
Japanese
Jordan
Arabic
Kazakhstan
Kazakh
Russian
Kenya
English
Swahili
Kiribati
English
Gilbertese
Kosovo
Albanian
Serbo-Croatian
(Serbian)
Kuwait
Arabic
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz
Russian
Laos
Lao
Latvia
Latvian
Lebanon
Arabic
Lesotho
English
Sotho
Liberia
English
Libya
Arabic
Liechtenstein
German
Lithuania
Lithuanian
Luxembourg
French
German
Luxembourgish
Madagascar
French
Malagasy
Malawi
Chewa
English
Malaysia
Malay
Maldives
Maldivian
Mali
French
Malta
English
Maltese
Marshall Islands
English
Marshallese
Mauritania
Arabic
Mauritius
Mauritian Creole
Mexico
Spanish
Moldova
Romanian
(Moldovan)
Monaco
French
Mongolia
Mongolian
Montenegro
Serbo-Croatian
(Montenegrin)
Morocco
Arabic
Berber
Mozambique
Portuguese
Myanmar
Burmese
Namibia
English
Nauru
English
Nauruan
Nepal
Nepali
Netherlands
Dutch
New Zealand
English
Māori
New Zealand
Sign Language
Nicaragua
Spanish
Niger
French
Nigeria
English
North Korea
Korean
North Macedonia
Albanian
Macedonian
Norway
Norwegian
Sámi
Oman
Arabic
Pakistan
English
Hindustani
(Urdu)
Palau
English
Palauan
Panama
Spanish
Papua New
Guinea
English
Hiri Motu
PNG Sign
Language
Tok Pisin
Paraguay
Guaraní
Spanish
Country
Language
Peru
Aymara
Quechua
Spanish
Philippines
English
Filipino
Poland
Polish
Portugal
Portuguese
Qatar
Arabic
Rep. of Congo
French
Romania
Romanian
Russia
Russian
Rwanda
English
French
Kinyarwanda
Swahili
St. Kitts and
Nevis
English
St. Lucia
English
St. Vincent and the
Grenadines
English
Samoa
English
Samoan
San Marino
Italian
São Tomé and
Príncipe
Portuguese
Saudi Arabia
Arabic
Senegal
French
Serbia
Serbo-Croatian
(Serbian)
Seychelles
English
French
Seychellois Creole
Sierra Leone
English
Singapore
Chinese
(Mandarin)
English
Malay
Tamil
Slovakia
Slovak
Slovenia
Slovene
Solomon Islands
English
Somalia
Arabic
Somali
South Africa
Afrikaans
English
Northern Sotho
Sotho
Southern Ndebele
Swazi
Tsonga
Tswana
Venda
Xhosa
Zulu
South Korea
Korean
Korean Sign
Language
South Sudan
English
Spain
Spanish
Sri Lanka
Sinhala
Tamil
Sudan
Arabic
English
Suriname
Dutch
Sweden
Swedish
Switzerland
French
German
Italian
Romansh
Syria
Arabic
Taiwan
Chinese
(Mandarin)
Tajikistan
Persian (Tajik)
Tanzania
English
Swahili
Thailand
Thai
Togo
French
Tonga
English
Tongan
Trinidad and
Tobago
English
Tunisia
Arabic
Turkey
Turkish
Turkmenistan
Turkmen
Tuvalu
English
Tuvaluan
Uganda
English
Swahili
Ukraine
Ukrainian
United Arab
Emirates
Arabic
United Kingdom
English
United States
English
Uruguay
Spanish
Uzbekistan
Uzbek
Vanuatu
Bislama
English
French
Vatican City
Italian
Venezuela
Spanish
Vietnam
Vietnamese
Yemen
Arabic
Zambia
English
Zimbabwe
English
Northern Ndebele
Shona
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Level 71
Oct 17, 2017
Wow! Awesome work!
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Level 71
Oct 17, 2017
Just one thing: Chile is missing on the map
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Level 75
Oct 17, 2017
thanks for spotting that! fixed
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Level 69
Oct 17, 2017
Is Macedonia, Nepal, and Bhutan supposed to show up a squares when you answer surrounding countries?
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Level 75
Oct 17, 2017
No but their shapes (and Armenia's) are squares in the original world map svg file since they are landlocked anyway.
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Level 66
Dec 21, 2020
You should fix that.
+3
Level 75
Oct 17, 2017
This is really cool. Nominate for a star.
+1
Level 71
Oct 18, 2017
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+5
Level 47
Nov 6, 2018
i have never heard of romansh!
+33
Level 66
Dec 21, 2020
Romansh has never heard of you!
+4
Level 59
Oct 13, 2021
I shouldn’t have found this as funny as I did!
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Level 67
Jan 18, 2019
Really cool idea! Just too bad it shows the answers when you mouse over the map :/ If it would show the countries it would be better (since they are listed below anyway, so it would not be cheating, since the countries names are allready provided, but it does save scrolling up and down).
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Level 49
Oct 16, 2021
It is theoretically possible to change that, but it would be hard.

You had to change every answer to the country's name, have the language's name a type-in, and remove the country's type-in, make the languages a text, and click "hide cell", and choose the correct country.

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Level 67
Jul 1, 2020
Seeing as Papua New Guinea Sign Language is auto-filled, could New Zealand Sign Language be auto-filled is well?
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Level 52
Nov 23, 2020
Superb quiz! Hands up all the show-offs who managed to make Zimbabwe disappear......
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Level 49
Oct 16, 2021
South Africa is harder, since Zimbabwe only got the 3 most prominent, but I got 113/114 since I tried Shano, Shango, Shingo, Shina..
+4
Level 52
Dec 5, 2020
India is odd.
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Level 68
Feb 2, 2021
Hey, shouldn't you fix the squares on Bhutan, Nepal and Armenia? This would make the quiz better.
+1
Level 58
Feb 4, 2021
Can you add spelling type ins for Filipino?
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Level 58
Feb 4, 2021
Other than that, super enjoyable quiz.
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Level 39
Apr 15, 2021
109/114. I missed only Shona, Tsonga, Chewa, Venda and Tetum.
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Level 39
May 25, 2021
North Macedonia is square.
+1
Level 71
Oct 26, 2021
Iceland is cool!
+1
Level 52
Apr 29, 2022
and sri lanka is oval
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Level 49
Jun 9, 2021
dont botswana and bolivia have like 26 official languages?
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Level 49
Oct 16, 2021
No Zimbabwe and Bolivia, as the quiz in the caveats says, it only features the 3 most prominent.
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Level 25
Jul 17, 2021
dude in North Macedonia their language isn't Macedonian, it is broken Bulgarian.
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Level 36
Jul 18, 2021
I like how most languages are just the country name and then "an" or "en" at the end
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Level 55
Sep 7, 2021
Don't forget "ese"
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Level 49
Oct 16, 2021
Don't forget "Creole"
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Level 40
Nov 5, 2021
That is true, and also -ish. In Finnish the language and country names are often exactly the same with one difference in writing conventions: languages are written with small and countries with capital letter. In speech they are of course the same.

Suomi 'Finland'

suomi 'Finnish language'

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Level 67
Aug 14, 2021
Israel dropped Arabic, Kurdish is official in Iraq, Sami is official in Norway.

Still a great quiz.

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Level 47
Aug 30, 2021
Why does it say None for UK? Surely it's English?
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Level 69
Sep 16, 2021
some nitpickers observe that we don’t have an ‘official’ language stated anywhere, same as we don’t have an ‘official’ written constitution. english is obviously our language, along with welsh and scottish, as it’s what all official government documents are in, so i agree english should be accepted. official or unofficial, it’s clearly the language of the uk
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Level 74
Sep 16, 2021
Could you please add NZSign as an abbreviation for New Zealand Sign Language?

Very nice quiz.

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Level 61
Sep 17, 2021
perfect! nommed! but there's a square on northern india. but it's my favorite quiz!
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Level 57
Sep 27, 2021
Nice quiz, but Norway have both norwegian and sami as official languages.
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Level 65
Oct 17, 2021
Not at national level. In 13 municipalities are 3 different sami languages official.
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Level 36
Oct 9, 2021
79 - and also how the hell isn't this a featured quiz?
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Level 49
Oct 16, 2021
All of the countries with multiple languages aren't fully colored in, you can fix this (for those that have 2) by changing the lower layer to 100% opacity, and the higher layer to 50%.
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Level 55
Oct 17, 2021
I typed Haitian creole so many times I just cant spell
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Level 54
Oct 17, 2021
Well done with the update!
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Level 65
Oct 17, 2021
Sami is not official at national level in Norway. Three different sami languages are official in 13 municipalities.
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Level 85
Oct 19, 2021
This quiz has had some pretty big changes. I hope they stand up to scrutiny.
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Level 80
Oct 25, 2021
Zimbabwe disappears after the first two languages.
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Level 73
Oct 25, 2021
could you add dots or something for the micronations like Andorra/Monaco/Singapore? It's not exactly possible to see them otherwise
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Level 80
Oct 25, 2021
you can see them in the table below
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Level 58
Nov 11, 2021
Taiwan (Republic of China) has passed the National Languages Development Law, now we Taiwanese have multiple national languages, including Mandarin, Taiwanese Hokkien, Hakka, Matsu, and Formosan languages. Also, Taiwan do not have an official language so national language is all we have.

By the way, Chinese is not a language but more like a language family since for example, Mandarin and Cantonese are definitely mutual unintelligible, so please do not include Chinese as a correct type in.

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Level 72
Nov 12, 2021
Top quiz, beautifully done
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Level 41
Dec 10, 2021
In Brazil we also have the Brazilian Sign Language (LIBRAS) legally a official language.
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Level 32
Jul 20, 2022
I literally tried Mexican before the realization