Most Colombians speak Spanish, probably around 99%, but there are plenty who speak the language of the conquistadores as a second tongue, alongside the indigenous language of their birth.
What language was spoken in Colombia before colonization?
More than 99.5% of Colombians speak the Spanish language; also 65 Amerindian languages, 2 Creole languages, the Portuguese language and the Romani language are spoken in the country. English has official status in the San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina Islands.
Where do people speak Colombian?
Official Languages of Colombia
Colombia’s official language is Spanish which is spoken by the vast majority of the country’s 45 million people. Colombian Spanish is unique, however, varying from traditional Spanish in other Spanish-speaking countries with very clear pronunciation.
Is Spanish the main language in Colombia?
Language map for Colombia
More than 99.5% of Colombians speak Spanish. English has official status in the San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina Islands. In addition to Spanish, there are several other languages spoken in Colombia. Sixty-five of these languages are Amerindian in nature.
How do Colombians say hello?
The common verbal greeting is “Buenos dias” (Good day), “Buenas tardes” (good afternoon) or “Buenas noches” (good evening/night) depending on the time of day. The formal title to greet people with is ‘señor’ (mister) for men and ‘señora’ (missus) for women.
How do you say beautiful in Colombia?
Take, for instance, the sentence “Ella es muy bonita”, which is a perfectly legitimate way to say “She is very beautiful”.