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

The biggest languages present in Dominican Republic include:

  • Spanish – 10.63 million speakers;
  • French – 217 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 is a Indo-European language, distantly related to Macedonian, Armenian, Ukrainian, German, as well as a number of other languages. It is the sole official language of Dominican Republic.

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.

Around 98% of the population of Dominican Republic speak Spanish.


Spanish employs the Spanish 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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French is a Romance language, closely related to Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, and other languages of the same branch of the language family. It has no country-wide official status in Dominican Republic.

French language summary
Number of speakers worldwide274 million
Language familyIndo-European
WritingFrench alphabet
Major French-speaking populations in:49 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

French is spoken by around 274 million people around the world. Cambodian, Egyptian, and Monegasque markets, for example, might be expected to use French in business and daily communications, at least to some extent.

In Dominican Republic approximately 2% or 217 thousand people use French in their day-to-day communication.


The French alphabet is used for writing the French language. Being a subset of the Latin script, it uses some non-standard characters like à, â, æ, ç, overall 16 symbols.

Translation services

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

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