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Arawakan speaking countries

Arawakan is no official language in any country, but is spoken as a mother tongue in two countries by a minor part of the population.

With 51,517 native speakers, Arawakan has the highest prevalence in Colombia. As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 1 percent is in Guyana. A total of about 62,781.0 people worldwide speak Arawakan as their mother tongue.
Distribution Arawakan

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
ColombiaSouth Americano0.1 %52,000
GuyanaSouth Americano1.4 %11,000

Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Arawakan as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.