Official language is Spanish-SPA. English-ENG is also a widely spoken second language. There are many native Panama languages, which are living and popular among certain races. Buglere, Yue, Hakka, Embera, Northern Embera, Embera -Catio, San Miguel Creole French, Panamanian Creole English, Ngabere, San Blas Kuna, Epena, San Blas Kuna, Woun Meu and Teribe are some of the traditional Panama languages.

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    The earliest known inhabitants of Panama were the Cuevas and the Coclé tribes. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, Panama was widely settled by ChibchanChocoan, and Cueva peoples, among whom the largest group were the Cueva (whose specific language affiliation is poorly documented). There is no accurate knowledge of the size of the indigenous population of the isthmus at the time of the European conquest.

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  • Nationality

    noun:  Panamanian(s)
    adjective:  Panamanian
  • Population

    3,510,045 (July 2012 est.)

  • Ethnic Groups

    mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 70%, Amerindian and mixed (West Indian) 14%, white 10%, Amerindian 6%