Hispanic countries include Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Venezuela, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea and Puerto Rico. The United States Census Bureau uses the word "Hispanic" for people of "Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South (except for Brazil) or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race."Know More
In Spain itself, 74 percent officially speak Spanish, 17 percent speak Catalan, 7 percent speak Galician and 2 percent speak Basque. In Mexico, 92.7 percent of the population speak Spanish, 5.7 percent speak Spanish along with another language and 0.8 percent speak minor languages. Native language speakers also total 0.8 percent; native languages include Zapotec, Mixtec, Mayan, Nahuatl and Purèpecha.
In Guatemala, 59.4 percent speak Spanish and 40.5 percent speak one of the 23 native languages, which include Xinca, Kekchi, Kakchiquel, Garifuna and Mam. In Nicaragua, 97.5 percent of the population speak Spanish, while 1.7 percent speak Miskito.
Colombia has Spanish as the official language, but the country includes 68 dialects and ethnic languages. The official language of the Colombian islands of Providencia, San Andrés and Santa Catalina is English. In the United States, 79.4 percent speak English and 12.8 percent speak Spanish.Learn more about Central America
Eight countries start with the letter E: East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia and Ethiopia. These countries are located throughout the world.Full Answer >
Dozens of countries are located around the Pacific Rim, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Cambodia, Brunei, China, Indonesia, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Singapore and Vietnam. These countries lie on four of the seven continents: North America, South America, Asia and Australia.Full Answer >
The countries that make up the West Indies are the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Cuba and Haiti. The West Indies are a group of islands in the Caribbean called the Greater Antilles.Full Answer >
El Salvador, called "Land of Volcanoes," is primarily known for its molten volcanoes, which serve as the country's most prominent geographical features. The country is also popular for its coconut islands, quaint colonial villages and surfing capitals along its Pacific coastlines and scattered beaches. One of El Salvador's historical archaeological finds, Joya De Ceren, is designated as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).Full Answer >