Official language is English-ENG. Also spoken Belize Kriol English. Other recognized languages are Spanish, Garifuna, Maya and Plautdietsch.

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    The Maya civilization spread itself over the area which is today Belize beginning in around 1500 BC and flourished there until about A.D. 800. The recorded history of the centre and south is dominated by Caracol, where the inscriptions on their monuments were, as elsewhere, in the Lowland Maya aristocratic tongue Classic Ch’olti’an. North of the Maya Mountains, the inscriptional language at Lamanai was Yucatecan as of A.D. 625.

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  • Nationality

    noun:  Belizean(s)
    adjective:  Belizean
  • Population

    327,719 (July 2012 est.)

  • Ethnic Groups

    Spanish 46%, Creole 32.9%, Mayan dialects 8.9%, English 3.9% (official), Garifuna 3.4% (Carib), German 3.3%, other 1.4%, unknown 0.2% (2000 census)