List of languages by number of speakers

From Conservapedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The following is a list of the 172 most spoken languages in 2011.[1].

Rank Language Primary Country Total Countries Speakers (millions)
1 Chinese China 31 1,213
Chinese, Gan China 1 20.6
Chinese, Hakka China 17 30.0
Chinese, Huizhou China 1 4.6
Chinese, Jinyu China 1 45.0
Chinese, Mandarin China 20 845
Chinese, Min Bei China 2 10.3
Chinese, Min Dong China 7 9.1
Chinese, Min Nan China 10 47.3
Chinese, Min Zhong China 1 3.1
Chinese, Wu China 2 77.2
Chinese, Xiang China 2 36.0
Chinese, Yue China 20 55.5
2 Spanish Spain 44 329
3 English United Kingdom 112 328
4 Arabic Saudi Arabia 57 221
Arabic, Algerian Spoken Algeria 6 22.4
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Egypt 10 54.0
Arabic, Gulf Spoken Iraq 10 3.6
Arabic, Hijazi Spoken Saudi Arabia 2 6.0
Arabic, Lybian Spoken Libya 3 4.3
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Iraq 5 15.1
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Morocco 10 21.0
Arabic, Najdi Spoken Saudi Arabia 7 10.0
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Syria 16 14.4
Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spoken Iraq 4 6.3
Arabic, Sa'idi Spoken Egypt 1 19.0
Arabic, Sanaani Spoken Yemen 1 7.6
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Jordan 9 6.2
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Sudan 6 16.8
Arabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni Spoken Yemen 8 7.1
Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Tunisia 5 9.4
5 Hindi India 20 182
6 Bengali Bangladesh 10 181
7 Portuguese Portugal 37 178
8 Russian Russian Federation 33 144
9 Japanese Japan 25 122
10 German, Standard Germany 43 90.3
11 Javanese Indonesia 5 84.6
12 Lahnda Pakistan 8 78.3
Panjabi, Western Pakistan 7 62.6
Seraiki Pakistan 3 13.8
13 Telugu India 10 69.8
14 Vietnamese Viet Nam 23 68.6
15 Marathi India 5 68.1
16 French France 60 67.8
17 Korean South Korea 33 66.3
18 Tamil India 17 65.7
19 Italian Italy 34 61.7
20 Urdu Pakistan 23 60.6
21 Turkish Turkey 36 50.8
22 Gujarati India 20 46.5
23 Polish Poland 23 40.0
24 Malay Malaysia 14 39.1
Malay Malaysia 7 10.3
25 Bhojpuri India 3 38.5
26 Awadhi India 2 38.3
27 Ukrainian Ukraine 27 37.0
28 Malayalam India 11 35.9
29 Kannada India 3 35.3
30 Maithili India 2 34.7
31 Sunda Indonesia 1 34.0
32 Burmese Myanmar 5 32.3
33 Oriya India 2 31.7
34 Persian Iran 29 31.4
Farsi, Eastern Afghanistan 3 7.6
Farsi, Western Iran 27 23.9
35 Marwari India 3 31.1
Dhundari India 1 9.0
Marwari India 3 5.6
Merwari India 1 3.9
Shekhawati India 1 3.0
36 Panjabi, Eastern India 12 28.2
37 Filipino Philippines 1 25.0
38 Hausa Nigeria 13 25.0
39 Tagalog Philippines 8 23.9
40 Romanian Romania 20 23.4
41 Indonesian Indonesia 6 23.2
42 Dutch Netherlands 12 21.7
43 Sindhi Pakistan 8 21.4
44 Thai Thailand 5 20.4
45 Pushto Pakistan 9 20.3
Pashto, Central Pakistan 1 7.9
Pashto, Northern Pakistan 7 9.7
46 Uzbek Uzbekistan 14 20.3
Uzbek, Northern Uzbekistan 12 18.8
47 Rajasthani India 3 20.0
Hadothi India 1 4.7
Malvi India 1 10.4
48 Yoruba Nigeria 6 19.4
49 Azerbaijani Iran 17 19.1
Azerbaijani, North Azerbaijan 10 7.5
Azerbaijani, South Iran 8 12.6
50 Igbo Nigeria 1 18.0
51 Amharic Ethiopia 6 17.5
52 Chhattisgarhi India 1 17.5
53 Oromo Ethiopia 4 17.3
Oromo, Borana-Arsi-Guji Ethiopia 3 3.8
Oromo, Eastern Ethiopia 1 4.5
Oromo, West Central Ethiopia 2 8.9
54 Assamese India 4 16.8
55 Serbo-Croatian Serbia 28 16.4
Croatian Croatia 14 5.5
Serbian Serbia 22 7.0
56 Kurdish Iraq 32 16.0
Kurdish, Central Iraq 2 3.7
Kurdish, Northern Turkey 32 9.3
Kurdish, Southern Iran 2 3.0
57 Cebuano Philippines 2 15.8
58 Sinhala Sri Lanka 8 15.6
59 Rangpuri Bangladesh 2 15.0
60 Thai, Northeastern Thailand 1 15.0
61 Zhuang China 2 14.9
62 Malagasy Madagascar 4 14.7
Malagasy, Plateau Madagascar 4 7.5
63 Nepali Nepal 5 13.9
64 Somali Somalia 13 13.9
65 Khmer, Central Cambodia 7 13.6
66 Madura Indonesia 2 13.6
67 Bavarian Austria 4 13.3
68 Greek Greece 38 13.1
69 Chittagonian Bangladesh 1 13.0
70 Haryanvi India 1 13.0
71 Magahi India 1 13.0
72 Deccan India 1 12.8
73 Hungarian Hungary 14 12.5
74 Fulah Senegal 19 12.3
Pulaar Senegal 6 3.7
75 Catalan-Valencian-Balear Spain 18 11.5
76 Shona Zimbabwe 5 10.8
77 Zulu South Africa 6 10.3
78 Sylheti Bangladesh 10 10.3
79 Quechua Peru 6 10.1
Quechua, South Bolivian Bolivia 2 3.6
80 Kanauji India 1 9.5
81 Czech Czech Republic 12 9.5
82 Lombard Italy 3 9.1
83 Bulgarian Bulgaria 16 9.1
84 Uyghur China 15 8.8
85 Nyanja Malawi 6 8.7
86 Belarusan Belarus 16 8.6
87 Kazakh Kazakhstan 14 8.3
88 Swedish Sweden 8 8.3
89 Akan Ghana 1 8.3
90 Xhosa South Africa 3 7.8
91 Bagheli India 2 7.8
92 Haitian Haiti 10 7.7
93 Konkani India 4 7.6
Konkani India 2 4.0
Konkani, Goan India 3 3.6
94 Rwanda Rwanda 4 7.5
95 Gikuyu Kenya 1 7.2
96 Napoletano-Calabrese Italy 1 7.0
97 Baluchi Pakistan 8 7.0
Balochi, Southern Pakistan 4 3.4
98 Ilocano Philippines 2 7.0
99 Varhadi-Nagpuri India 1 7.0
100 Turkmen Turkmenistan 14 6.6
101 Tatar Russian Federation 19 6.5
102 German, Swiss Switzerland 5 6.5
103 Hmong China 10 6.5
104 Armenian Armenia 30 6.4
105 Luba-Kasai Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 6.3
106 Venetian Italy 4 6.2
107 Santali India 4 6.2
108 Vlaams Belgium 5 6.1
109 Sotho, Southern Lesotho 4 6.0
110 Thai, Northern Thailand 2 6.0
111 Lambadi India 1 6.0
112 Kongo Democratic Republic of the Congo 3 6.0
Koongo Democratic Republic of the Congo 3 5.0
113 Albanian Albania 18 5.8
Albanian, Gheg Serbia 9 4.2
Albanian, Tosk Albania 10 3.0
114 Tigrigna Ethiopia 6 5.8
115 Hiligaynon Philippines 2 5.8
116 Mongolian Mongolia 6 5.7
Mongolian, Peripheral China 2 3.4
117 Kashmiri India 4 5.6
118 Danish Denmark 8 5.6
119 Minangkabau Indonesia 1 5.5
120 Sukuma Tanzania 1 5.4
121 Hebrew Israel 8 5.3
122 Mòoré Burkina Faso 7 5.1
123 Slovak Slovakia 12 5.0
124 Finnish Finland 7 5.0
125 Mewati India 1 5.0
126 Afrikaans South Africa 12 4.9
127 Guarani Paraguay 5 4.9
Guaraní, Paraguayan Paraguay 2 4.8
128 Mainfränkisch Germany 1 4.9
129 Rundi Burundi 4 4.9
130 Bikol Philippines 1 4.8
131 Sicilian Italy 1 4.8
132 Norwegian Norway 1 4.6
133 Mandingo Guinea 8 4.5
134 Tswana Botswana 4 4.5
135 Thai, Southern Thailand 1 4.5
136 Tajiki Tajikistan 8 4.5
137 Dholuo Kenya 2 4.4
138 Georgian Georgia 13 4.3
139 Kituba Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 4.2
140 Ganda Uganda 1 4.1
141 Sotho, Northern South Africa 2 4.1
142 Umbundu Angola 2 4.0
143 Wolof Senegal 6 4.0
144 Kamba Kenya 1 4.0
145 Kanuri Nigeria 6 4.0
Kanuri, Central Nigeria 6 3.2
146 Domari Iran 14 4.0
147 Musi Indonesia 1 3.9
148 Dogri India 1 3.8
149 Mina India 1 3.8
150 Tsonga South Africa 4 3.7
151 Bemba Zambia 4 3.6
152 Banjar Indonesia 2 3.5
153 Aceh Indonesia 1 3.5
154 Bugis Indonesia 2 3.5
155 Bali Indonesia 1 3.3
156 Shan Myanmar 3 3.3
157 Gilaki Iran 1 3.3
158 Mazanderani Iran 1 3.3
159 Jamaican Creole English Jamaica 7 3.2
160 Galician Spain 2 3.2
161 Lao Laos 7 3.2
162 Lithuanian Lithuania 19 3.2
163 Tamazight, Central Atlas Morocco 3 3.2
164 Kabyle Algeria 3 3.1
165 Hassaniyya Mauritania 8 3.1
166 Éwé Ghana 2 3.1
167 Piemontese Italy 3 3.1
168 Makhuwa Mozambique 1 3.1
169 Godwari India 1 3.0
170 Hunsrik Brazil 5 3.0
171 Kimbundu Angola 1 3.0
172 Tachelhit Morocco 3 3.0

References and notes