Throughout North America,
Central America, and
South America, there are
1,064 recognized languages.

The languages of the Americas are diverse and complex, and are spread throughout North, Central, and South America. These languages can be classified into several language families, including the Algonquian, Iroquoian, Uto-Aztecan, Mayan, and Quechuan families, among others.

The most widely spoken language in the Americas is Spanish, which is spoken by over 400 million people as a first or second language. English, Portuguese, and French are also widely spoken due to colonialism and trade throughout the continent.

Many indigenous languages in the Americas face the threat of extinction due to the dominance of colonial languages and the assimilation of indigenous communities. However, there has been a recent resurgence in efforts to preserve and revitalize these languages, with the use of technology, language immersion programs, and community-led language initiatives.

Overall, the linguistic diversity of the Americas is a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the continent, and efforts to preserve and promote these languages can help to strengthen indigenous communities and promote cultural diversity.


United States, Canada, Caribbean

Caribbean, South America, Quebec, New Brunswick


Southwestern United States


Brazil, Suriname and French Guiana

Mexico, Central and South America, United States