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

The biggest languages present in Costa Rica include:

  • Spanish – 4.43 million speakers;
  • English – 408 thousand speakers;

The sole official language of the country is Spanish.

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

Spanish

Spanish is a Romance language, which is a branch of the Indo-European language family. It is the sole official language of Costa Rica.

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. With regard to the number of speakers, the most notable 3 countries are Spain, Argentina, and Mexico.

More than 4.43 million residents of Costa Rica understand Spanish.

Writing

Spanish uses the Latin alphabet. It employs the extended version of the script, however, with 9 additional symbols. It is written from left to right.

Translation services

If you intend to expand to the Costa Rican market via the Spanish language, you might be interested in the following services:

English

English is a Germanic language, closely related to Norwegian, Dutch, Icelandic, Swedish, and other languages of the same branch of the language family. It has no country-wide official status in Costa Rica.

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

English is spoken by around 1.15 billion people around the world. Examples of countries, where English has a major presence, include:

  • Myanmar
  • Colombia
  • Tanzania
  • Russia

Less than a quarter of the population speaks English in Costa Rica, 408 thousand people in total.

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.

Translation services

If you intend to expand to the Costa Rican market via the English language, you might be interested in the following services:

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