Spanish in Costa Rica is spoken with a distinctive national accent and employs peculiar usages. Costa Ricans replace the diminutive ending -tito with -tico (hence their nickname), a practice known elsewhere but uncommon in Central America.
What are the top 2 languages spoken in Costa Rica?
Costa Ricas official and predominant language is Spanish*. The variety spoken is Costa Rican Spanish, is a form of Central American Spanish. A Creole-English language, Jamaican patois (also known as Mekatelyu), is spoken along the Caribbean coast.
How many languages are spoken in Costa Rica?
In Costa Rica, the official language is Spanish, constitutionally, but although the country is considered small it presents a diverse linguistic panorama with more than 10 languages that converge and are respected. In this article we will talk a little about these different languages and where are they used.
What type of Spanish is spoken in Costa Rica?
Costa Rican Spanish is the form of the Spanish language spoken in Costa Rica. It is one of the dialects of Central American Spanish.