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

The most prominent language of Colombia is Spanish.

The same 1 languages serve as the official languages of the country.

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


Spanish is a Indo-European language, distantly related to English, Bulgarian, Armenian, German, as well as a number of other languages. It is one of the official languages of Colombia, alongside 2 other.

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

Demographics and geographic distribution

More than a hundred million people use Spanish as their language of day-to-day communication. Argentinian, Equatorial Guinean, and Spanish markets, for example, might be expected to use Spanish in business and daily communications, at least to some extent.

Around 99% of the population of Colombia speak Spanish.


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

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