In this series of articles we overview languages present in any given country. This time we are looking at the languages spoken in Belize

The biggest languages present in Belize include:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Mayan
  • Garifuna
  • Beliz Creole
  • German

The sole official language of the country is English.

Below you will find summaries for the languages supported by our translation services.

English

English is a Indo-European language, distantly related to Lithuanian, Slovak, Bengali, Albanian, as well as a number of other languages. It is the sole official language of Belize.

English language summary
Number of speakers worldwide1.15 billion
Language familyIndo-European
WritingEnglish alphabet
Major English-speaking populations in:35 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

There are major English-speaking populations in more than 30 countries of the world. With regard to the number of speakers, the most notable 3 countries are United Kingdom, United States, and New Zealand.

Around 63% of the population of Belize speak English.

Writing

English employs the English script, which in itself is a sub-type of the Latin script. It is written in the left-to-right fashion.

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Spanish

Spanish is a Indo-European language, distantly related to Urdu, Latvian, Norwegian, Russian, as well as a number of other languages. It has no country-wide official status in Belize.

Spanish language summary
Number of speakers worldwide558 million
Language familyIndo-European
WritingSpanish alphabet
Major Spanish-speaking populations in:20 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

Spanish is spoken by around 558 million people around the world. With regard to the number of speakers, the most notable 3 countries are Spain, Argentina, and Mexico.

Around 57% of the population of Belize speak Spanish.

Writing

The Spanish alphabet is used for writing the Spanish language. Being a subset of the Spanish script, it uses some non-standard characters like á, é, í, ó, overall 9 symbols.

Translation services

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German

German belongs to the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. It has no country-wide official status in Belize.

German language summary
Number of speakers worldwide230 million
Language familyIndo-European
WritingGerman alphabet
Major German-speaking populations in:12 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

German is spoken by around 230 million people around the world. Swiss, Liechtenstein, and Slovenian markets, for example, might be expected to use German in business and daily communications, at least to some extent.

Around 3% of the population of Belize speak German.

Writing

German employs the German script, which in itself is a sub-type of the Latin script. It is written in the left-to-right fashion.

Translation services

If you intend to expand to the Belizian market via the German language, you might be interested in the following services:

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