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Garifuna speaking countries

Garifuna 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 133,618 native speakers, Garifuna has the highest prevalence in Honduras. As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 3 percent is in Belize. A total of about 147,219.0 people worldwide speak Garifuna as their mother tongue.
Distribution Garifuna

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
HondurasCentral Americano1.3 %134,000
BelizeCentral Americano3.4 %14,000

Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Garifuna 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.