Belizean Spanish

Belizean Spanish
Español beliceño
Native speakers
170,000 all dialects of Spanish (2011)
Latin (Spanish alphabet)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog None

Belizean Spanish (Spanish: español beliceño) is the dialect of Spanish spoken in Belize. It is similar to Caribbean Spanish, Andalusian Spanish, and Canarian Spanish. While English is the only official language of Belize, Spanish is the common language of majority (62.8%), wherein 174,000 (43% of Belizeans) speak some variety of Spanish as a native language. Belizean Spanish is spoken by Belizean-born mestizos and Belizean-born citizens of pure Spanish blood. Belizeans of Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican (including Mexican Mennonites), Nicaraguan, and Salvadoran (including Salvadoran Mennonites) descent may speak different dialects of Spanish, but since they all grow up in Belize, they all adopt the local accent.



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