Let’s take a look at Dotsub.com’s statistics for the months of April and May 2015 combined.
We will start with languages. As usual, the top four remain steady with English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Czech dropped to sixth place. These languages have remained consistent for the past several months while the rest hop about.
During these months, both Arabic and Catalan dropped out of the top 20.
Once again, removing the most numerous, reveals the details.
For the location of visitors to Dotsub.com, the U.S. is always on top, and the next few countries, Canada, Australia, and the UK usually round out the top 4, but the rest of the top 20 is quite volatile and their order varies wildly month to month. Portugal, Romania, The Netherlands and New Zealand have dropped off; while Austria, Argentina, Japan, and Poland are now in the top 20.
So, removing the the top 4 gives us a better look at the rest of the top 20.
We had two visits from Vatican City to our website during these months. Vatican City is the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world by both area and population.
The Holy See uses Latin as its main official language, Italian as its main working language and French as its main diplomatic language. Their Secretary of State uses English, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. Meanwhile, the Swiss Guard, essentially the Pope’s body guards, use German, as well as French and Italian.
And, yes it is true that the Vatican’s ATMs offer the option to use Latin for banking transactions.