(All population figures are approximate)
Africa--Canary Islands (400,000); Rio de Oro (30,000); Spanish Guinea (150,000); Spanish Morocco (800,000).
North America--Mexico (20,000,000).
Central America--Canal Zone (50,000); Costa Rica (600,000); Guatemala (3,000,000); Honduras (1,000,000); Nicaragua (1,100,000); Panama (700,000); Salvador (1,700,000).
West Indies-- Cuba (4,200,000); Dominican Republic (1,600,000); Puerto Rico (2,000,000).
South America--Argentina (13,000,000); Bolivia (3,300,000); Chile (4,600,000); Colombia (8,700,000); Ecuador (3,000,000); Paraguay (1,000,000); Peru (6,800,000); Uruguay (2,100,000); Venezuela (3,500,000).
Current to some degree in other areas, including Philippine Islands and southwestern U. S. ( New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, California).
a, b, c, ch, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, l, ll, m, n, ñ, o, p, q, r, rr, s, t, u, v, x, y, z (k and w do not appear in native Spanish words).
Vowel sounds: a═far; e═first part of a in gate; i, y═machine; o═or; u═food.
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Publication information: Book title: Languages for War and Peace. Contributors: Mario A. Pei - Author. Publisher: S.F. Vanni. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1943. Page number: 227.