JAMAICA The official language is English. However, the particular distinctive style of Jamaican patois is now recognised as a language in its own right.
JAPAN The official language is Japanese.
JORDAN The official language is Arabic.
KENYA The official languages are Kiswahili and English.
KOREA The official language is Korean.
KUWAIT The official language is Arabic.
LAOS The official language is Lao. English and French are also widely spoken.
LATVIA The official language is Latvian or Lettish. Russian is also spoken.
LEBANON The official language is Arabic. English and French are also widely spoken.
LIBERIA English is the official language. A number of indigenous languages are also spoken.
LIBYA The official language is Arabic.
LITHUANIA The official language is Lithuanian. Also spoken are Polish and Russian.
MADAGASCAR The official languages are Malagasy and French.
MALAWI The official languages are English and Chichewa.
MALAYSIA The official language is Bahasa Malay. The bewildering ethnic composition of the country is reflected in the range of other prominent languages. These languages include Chinese (both Cantonese and Mandarin dialects), Tamil, Malayalam, Panjabi and Thai. A number of indigenous languages are also spoken, the most common being Iban and Kadazan.
MALI The official language is French. The most common indigenous language is Bambara.
MALTA The official languages are Maltese and English. Some residents may also speak Italian.
MAURITANIA The official languages are Arabic and Wolof.
MAURITIUS The official language is English. Many residents also speak a particular dialect of Creole Patios. In keeping with colonial history, French is also very common. In keeping with the ethnic origins of much of the population, Urdu and Hindi are widely spoken.
MEXICO The official language is Spanish.
MOROCCO The official language is Arabic. However, the everyday spoken Arabic may be unintelligible to a classical Arabic speaker of Middle Eastern origin. French is also widely spoken.
MOZAMBIQUE The official language is Portuguese.
NEPAL The official language is Nepali.
NETHERLANDS The official language is Dutch.
NICARAGUA The official language is Spanish.
NIGER The official language is French. The most commonly spoken indigenous languages are Hausa and Djerma.
NIGERIA The official language is English. The most widely spoken indigenous languages are Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo, Etik, Tiv, Ijo and Idoma.
NORWAY The official language is Norweigan.