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Jan 1st, 2012 at 23:35 GMT
Swedish is also an official language of Finland, and Montenegrin is more-or-less the same as Serbian.
Jan 2nd, 2012 at 00:49 GMT
You missed Latvia
Jan 2nd, 2012 at 00:58 GMT
True, Sesel, but the Montenegrin constitution recognizes the language as Montenegrin, which is also very similar to Bosnian and dialects of Croatian.
Jan 2nd, 2012 at 04:24 GMT
@bobbleobble: Thank you -- it has been fixed.
Jan 2nd, 2012 at 09:02 GMT
Good quiz but some things need to be fixed: 1. Slovenian is another name for Slovene and should also be accepted 2. Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia are not part of Europe 3. Belorussian = Belarusian
Jan 2nd, 2012 at 09:29 GMT
Frisian is also an official language of the Netherlands.
Jan 2nd, 2012 at 10:51 GMT
Frisian is a regionally recognized language, but by that token, so are Papiamento and English. I'd keep it the way it is.
Jan 2nd, 2012 at 13:56 GMT
Frisian is an official language in the Netherlands.
Jan 2nd, 2012 at 16:31 GMT
@Baba_O_Riley: 1. Yes, thank you. 2. Using the usually accepted boundaries between Europe and Asia, western Kazakhstan fits onto the Europe side. The Caucasus can be considered European, and frankly, you would have said the same thing if I had left them out. 3. That is accepted, I don't know why it didn't work for you.
Jan 2nd, 2012 at 17:32 GMT
@adhair, no, Frisian is recognized as an official language nationally. No other language besides Dutch has such a status.
Jan 2nd, 2012 at 19:15 GMT
Mirandese is an official language in Portugal.
Jan 2nd, 2012 at 19:16 GMT
Azeri is another name for Azerbaijani, but other than that a good quiz
Jan 2nd, 2012 at 19:21 GMT
@smekeldorfed: Mirandese is regionally official, but not nationally.
Jan 2nd, 2012 at 20:50 GMT
Welsh is an official language of the UK. I get the defences of this quiz as far as they go, but you have to get these things right when you're talking about such a sensitive topic as language. I'm pretty sure that a non-Castilian would object to "Spanish" being the sole "official" language of Spain too.
Jan 2nd, 2012 at 23:50 GMT
you should put "Irish" instead of gaelic because that's its proper name
Jan 3rd, 2012 at 03:58 GMT
@Endaf: Welsh is only official regionally. Ditto with Catalan, Basque, Occitan, etc. in Spain. Although Castilian is now accepted.
Jan 3rd, 2012 at 13:22 GMT
Jan 3rd, 2012 at 17:00 GMT
@Andiyan: Sorry, maar jij bent gewoon verkeerd. It has the same regional status that Papiamento has in the ABC isles. You might have a point if you want to distinguish between the Republic and the Kingdom, but that's a long shot.
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Jan 3rd, 2012 at 19:36 GMT
this quiz sucks
Jan 3rd, 2012 at 21:39 GMT
@adhair: ga je het over taal hebben terwijl je zegt "je BENT verkeerd" haha? But adhair is right, the Kingdom of the Netherlands does not have an official language. The country the Netherlands though, which lies within the kingdom does have two official languages.
Jan 4th, 2012 at 18:14 GMT
Serbo-Croatian is one language. Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, and Montenegrin are just ethnic dialects. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbo-Croatian
Jan 4th, 2012 at 22:51 GMT
Holland / The Netherlands has 2 official languages: Dutch AND Frisian. Regional or not, it doesn't matter. It is one of the two OFFICIAL languages of The Netherlands!!!
Jan 4th, 2012 at 23:31 GMT
The Netherlands has one official language: Dutch. It also has three regional languages: Frisian (Friesland), Papiamento (Bonaire), and English (Sint Eustatius & Saba). As such, Frisian has no status in, say, The Hague, any more than Hawaiian is official in Rhode Island.
Jan 5th, 2012 at 21:57 GMT
The national language of Moldova is sometimes called Moldovan; it's a political statement to call it Romanian. You could also accept Croat for Croatian.
Jan 6th, 2012 at 03:08 GMT
I think the quiz is too long. Also can you please define what you mean by official?
Jan 8th, 2012 at 19:04 GMT
This isn't really a quiz of "official" languages. If it were, then the UK should not be included because it has no "official" language, except a de facto one.
Also, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia have no territory in Europe. They are entirely placed on the continent of Asia.
Nov 18th, 2012 at 21:44 GMT
Jan 8th, 2013 at 21:52 GMT
Actually Hawaiian IS official in Rhode Island.
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