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How many official languages are spoken in the EU?

The European Union has 23 official and working languages:

  • Bulgarian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Maltese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Slovak
  • Slovene
  • Spanish
  • Swedish.

In addition to the official languages, there are more than 60 regional or minority language communities, which vary from ancient Celtic tongues in the west, such as Gallic and Welsh, to minority languages in Eastern Europe, such as Kashubian in Poland and Latgale in Latvia.

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