There are about 5.6 million Nicaragüenses in Nicaragua. The majority of the population is mestizo and white. Nicaraguan culture has strong folklore, music and religious traditions, deeply influenced by European culture but enriched with Amerindian sounds and flavors. The main language is Spanish, which is spoken by about 90% of the population.


Spanish is the official language, do not expect to find many English spoken outside of the larger and more expensive hotels. Creole, English and indigenous languages are spoken along the Caribbean coast. Nicaraguans tend to leave out the s at the end of Spanish words. “Vos” is often used instead of “tu”, something which is common throughout Central America, though “tu” is used occasionally and will always be understood by Nicas.

(source: Wikitravel)

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