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The Italian-Speaking World

Few other European languages have managed to install in people the sense of music as it is spoken. Spread throughout the world by Italy’s many waves of immigrants, today the sounds of Italian have remained almost unchanged as their speakers and descendents proudly revive their ancestry through the use of the Italian language. Here is a list where this language is still being used, officially or otherwise:

Country Languages (%)
Argentina Spanish (official), Italian, English, German, French
Australia English 78.5%, Chinese 2.5%, Italian 1.6%, Greek 1.3%, Arabic 1.2%, Vietnamese 1%, other 8.2%, unspecified 5.7% (2006 Census)
Brazil Portuguese (official and most widely spoken language); note - less common languages include Spanish (border areas and schools), German, Italian, Japanese, English, and a large number of minor Amerindian languages
Croatia Croatian 96.1%, Serbian 1%, other and undesignated 2.9% (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German) (2001 census)
European Union Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish

note: only official languages are listed; German, the major language of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, is the most widely spoken mother tongue - over 19% of the EU population; English is the most widely spoken language - about 49% of the EU population is conversant with it (2007)
Gibraltar English (used in schools and for official purposes), Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Holy See (Vatican City) Italian, Latin, French, various other languages
Italy Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region are predominantly German speaking), French (small French-speaking minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (Slovene-speaking minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area)
Libya Arabic, Italian, English, all are widely understood in the major cities
Monaco French (official), English, Italian, Monegasque
San Marino Italian
Somalia Somali (official), Arabic, Italian, English
Switzerland German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 20.4%, Italian (official) 6.5%, Serbo-Croatian 1.5%, Albanian 1.3%, Portuguese 1.2%, Spanish 1.1%, English 1%, Romansch (official) 0.5%, other 2.8% (2000 census)

note: German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all national and official languages

Source: CIA – The World Factbook