Class Notes, 20 Jan. 2015

Homework

*reminder: No class Thursday 1/22

*50 IG posts due 1//22 (5:00PM), don’t forget to tag #MexKy (two sentences minimum).

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You can respond to the BBC report below–

–or browsing Low Drone to finish the responses. Be sure to cite quotes from each source.

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The following table shows the number of Spanish speakers in several countries. Check out #2 for Spanish speakers in the world!

Country Population[63] Spanish as a native language speakers[64][65][66][67][68] Native speakers or very good speakers as a second language[69] Total number of Spanish speakers (including second language speakers)[69][70][71]
 Mexico 119,713,203[72] 110,974,139 (92.7%)[73] 117,917,505 (98.5%)[71]
 United States 316,005,000[74] 38,325,155[75] (13%)[76] 82% of the Hispanic population[77] (53 mill.)[78] + 2.8 mill. non Hispanic population[79] 52,000,000[80] (7.8 million students[81][82])[83][84][85][86][87][88]
 Colombia 47,817,000[89] 47,308,624[90] 47,434,464 (99.2%)[71]
 Spain 47,129,783[91] 38,646,422[92] 46,564,226 (98.8%)[71]
 Argentina 42,669,500[93][94] 39,500,000[95] 42,413,483 (99.4%)[71]
 Venezuela 30,206,307[96] 29,108,063[97] 29,843,831 (98.8%)[71]
 Peru 30,814,175[98] 25,914,721 (84.1%)[99][100] 26,685,076 (86.6%)[71]
 Chile 17,711,004[101] 17,429,404[102] 17,587,027 (99.3%)[71]
 Ecuador 15,580,000[103] 13,200,000[104] 15,499,800 (98.1%)[71]
 Guatemala 15,438,384[63] 9,263,030[105] 13,338,764 (86.4%)[71]
 Cuba 11,266,000[63] 11,266,000[106] 11,198,404 (99.4%)[71]
 Dominican Republic 10,404,000[63] 9,300,000[107] 10,362,384 (99.6%)[71]
 Bolivia 10,426,154[108] 6,047,169 (58%)[109] 9,164,589 (87.9%)[71]
 Honduras 8,215,313[110] 8,007,563[111] 8,133,160 (99.0%)[71]
 France 65,635,000[112] 477,564 (1%[113] of 47,756,439[114]) 1,910,258 (4%[115]of 47,756,439[114]) 6,685,901 (14%[116] of 47,756,439[114])
 El Salvador 6,183,002[117] 6,168,902[118] 6,164,453 (99.7%)[71]
 Nicaragua 6,042,000[63] 5,551,876[119] 5,860,740 (97.0%)[71]
 Italy 59,685,227[120] 1,037,248 (2%[115]of 51,862,391[114]) 5,704,863 (11%[116] of 51,862,391[114])
 Paraguay 6,802,000[63] 3,877,140 (57%)[121] 4,727,390 (69.5%)[71]
 Costa Rica 4,667,096[122] 4,581,678[123] 4,629,759 (99.2%)[71]
 Puerto Rico 3,667,084[124] 3,487,397 (95.1%)[125] 3,623,079 (98.8%)[71]
 Panama 3,864,000[126] 3,362,957[127] 3,597,384 (93.1%)[71]
 Morocco 31,759,997[128] 6,586[80] 6,586 3,415,000[80][129] (21.9%)[130]

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