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INTERNET USERS BY LANGUAGE
Top 10 Languages Used in the Internet

The Top Ten Languages in the Web
( Number of Users of the Internet by Language )

TOP TEN LANGUAGES
IN THE INTERNET

Internet Users,
by Language

Average
Penetration

World Population
Estimate for Language

Language as % of
Total
Internet Users

English

291,821,168

26.3 %

1,109,729,839

32.8 %

Chinese

113,414,713

8.6 %

1,316,007,412

12.8 %

Japanese

67,677,947

52.8 %

128,137,485

7.6 %

Spanish

56,844,480

14.6 %

389,587,559

6.4 %

German

54,244,805

55.4 %

96,141,368

6.1 %

French

37,502,485

10.0 %

375,066,442

4.2 %

Korean

31,600,000

42.0 %

75,189,128

3.6 %

Italian

28,610,000

48.8 %

58,608,565

3.2 %

Portuguese

21,691,837

9.5 %

227,621,437

2.4 %

Dutch

14,655,328

60.5 %

24,218,157

1.6 %

TOP TEN LANGUAGES

718,062,762

18.9 %

3,800,307,391

80.8 %

Rest of the Languages

170,618,369

6.5 %

2,611,759,794

19.2 %

WORLD TOTAL

888,681,131

13.9 %

6,412,067,185

100.0 %

(*) NOTES: (1) Internet Top Ten Languages Usage Stats were updated on March 24, 2005. (2) Average Penetration is the ratio between the sum of Internet users speaking a language and the total population estimate that speaks that referred language. (3) The most recent Internet usage information comes from data published by Nielsen//NetRatings, International Telecommunications Union, and other reliable sources. (4) The population information is from world-gazetteer.com. (5) For definitions and navigation help, see the Site Surfing Guide. (6) Stats may be cited, giving the source and establishing an active link back to InternetWorldStats.com. ©Copyright 2005, Miniwatts International, Ltd. All rights reserved.





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