Frequent question: Do they speak English in Cartagena Colombia?

How many languages are spoken in Colombia?

There are more than 100 languages spoken in Colombia although Spanish is the most common, spoken by more than 99% of Colombians. There are 65 Amerindian languages are also spoken by indigenous peoples of Colombia, 2 Creole languages, and the Romani language spoken in the country.

What percentage of Colombians speak English?

But Colombia seems to be falling behind in many areas of English proficiency, and this is hampering the country’s capability of doing business with the rest of the world. It is hardly encouraging when only 4 percent of Colombians claim they can speak English.

What does Cartagena mean in English?

(ˌkɑːtəˈdʒiːnə , Spanish kartaˈxena) noun. a port in NW Colombia, on the Caribbean: centre for the Inquisition and the slave trade in the 16th century; chief oil port of Colombia.

What is the race of a Colombian?

Most of the population (over 86 percent) is either mestizo (having both Amerindian and white ancestry) or white. People of African (10.4 percent) and indigenous or Amerindian (over 3.4 percent) origin make up the rest of the Colombian population.

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