Languages of Costa Rica


Languages of Costa Rica

The official and predominant language of Costa Rica is Spanish; the variety spoken there is a form of Central American Spanish. In addition, several Chibchan languages, including Boruca and Bribri, are spoken there. The Oto-Manguean language Chorotega is extinct. An English-based creole language, Limónese Creole, commonly called "Mekatelyu", is spoken by the descendants of Jamaican laborers on the east coast of the country. Mennonite immigrants to the country also speak Plautdietsch.

References

* [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=CR Ethnologue report for Costa Rica]
* [http://reese.linguist.de/Laender/costarica.html Staaten und Territorien der Erde und ihre Sprachen - Costa Rica] de icon
* [http://www.tlfq.ulaval.ca/AXL/amsudant/costa_rica.htm Costa Rica] , L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde fr icon


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