Languages of Venezuela

Languages of Venezuela

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. There are at least 40 languages around Venezuela, but Spanish is the language spoken by the majority of Venezuelans. The Constitution of Venezuela of the year 1999 declared Spanish and languages spoken by Indigenous peoples from Venezuela as official languages. Deaf persons use a variety of sign language lengua de se as venezolana. Other languages spoken by foreigners and their descendants are found in Venezuela. The most important are Chinese, Italian, Catalan, Basque, Galician, Portuguese, Arabic, English and French. Some people who live next to the border of Brazil speak Portuguese. In the areas located near to Guyana English language is used by some inhabitants, especially in the Ankoko Island. Alem n Coloniero, a dialect of German language, is spoken in the Colonia Tovar. English is a foreign language with a great demand in Venezuela. It is spoken by many academics and professionals and by some members of the middle and high social classes. There is an English language newspaper in Caracas: The Daily Journal, founded in 1946. The use of English arose in part due to the presence of oil companies from English speaking countries since the beginning of the 20th century.
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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135972367
  • 9786135972368