Official Language in the Dominican Republic

Learn about the considerable variety of languages spoken in the Dominican Republic.

Official Language in the Dominican Republic

The official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish, using the West Indians way in the everyday language. On its lexicon can be found African influences, foreign words coming mainly from the US English and also neologisms which collide with the archaisms kept from the old Spanish. Regarding the accent, it is like the Canarian Spanish.

In addition to Spanish, you can find places where the Haitian Creole is spoken, which extension through the country is due to the immigrants coming from Haiti and its descendants; also English, not just for the whole US influence, but also for the presence of native Dominicans descendants of 19th century American slaves, and, finally, you can hear some French, a widespread language through the island.

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