Various languages are spoken on the continent of Antarctica, most of which are non-native, brought from Europe or the Americas by colonizers; though the Native Antarctic indigenous languages are still spoken widely in the mostly native-populated country of Ognia.
The most-spoken language of Antarctica is Russian, which is an official language of Bellinsgauzenia, the United Republic and Ognia. English is the most widespread language, officially spoken in Eduarda, the United Republic, Byrdia, Balleny, New Vestfold and Ross and Scott. The continent's other major languages include German in New Swabia, French in Kerguelen, Norwegian in Maudland, and Spanish in Santiago.
New Swabia, Maudland and Santiago (and occasionally Ognia and Kerguelen) are informally called the "Western Bloc"; referring to their location in Western Antarctica (except for Kerguelen, an archipelago in Eastern Antarctica), as well as the close trading relationship they developed during the 20th Century — they found it easier to trade with each other than with Antarctica's 'Anglo-zone'. This was partly because they were all isolated on the Continent by their different languages.
The South Pole, a Neutral International Zone, officially recognizes all 7 of Antarctica's nations' official languages; though English and Russian are by far the most common languages in this area.
Official languages Edit
|English||Balleny, Byrdia, Eduarda, New Vestfold, Ognia, Ross and Scott, United Republic||New Swabia, Santiago|
|French||Kerguelen||Bellinsgauzenia, New Vestfold|
|German||New Swabia||Eduarda, Maudland|
|Ognian||Ognia||Balleny, Bellinsgauzenia, Byrdia, Santiago|
|Russian||Bellinsgauzenia, Ognia, United Republic||Balleny, Byrdia, Maudland, New Vestfold, Ross and Scott|
|Spanish||Ognia, Santiago||Byrdia, Maudland|