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Languages Spoken by More Than 10 Million People

Language Where Spoken Number of Speakers
Chinese China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Macao, Cambodia 1,212,560,000
Arabic Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Libya, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Palestinian West Bank & Gaza, Israel, Iran, France, Oman, Turkey, Argentina, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Chad, Bahrain, Niger, Tanzania, United States, The Netherlands, Belgium, Eritrea, Mali, Qatar, Nigeria 422,039,637
Hindi India, South Africa, Bangladesh, Yemen, Uganda 366,000,000
English United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Barbados, Singapore, Namibia, Israel, Sri Lanka, Germany, Puerto Rico, Japan, Liberia, Ecuador, Bermuda, Papua New Guinea, Zambia, Philippines, Italy, Guam, Venezuela, Honduras, Malawi, Denmark 341,000,000
Spanish Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Spain, United States, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Panama 322,200,000
Bengali Bangladesh, India, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia 207,000,000
Portuguese Brazil, Portugal, France, Paraguay, South Africa, United States, India, Luxembourg, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Angola, Mozambique, Uruguay 176,000,000
Russian Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Latvia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Israel, Georgia, Germany, Turkmenistan, Lithuania, United States, Tajikistan, Armenia, Poland 167,000,000
Japanese Japan, United States, Brazil, Peru, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Singapore, Germany, Paraguay, Australia, United Kingdom, Taiwan 125,000,000
German Germany, Austria, United States, Brazil, Poland, Kazakhstan, Russia, Canada, Argentina, Hungary, Italy, Czech Republic, Paraguay, Bolivia, Belgium, Romania, Australia, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay, Denmark, Namibia, Luxembourg, Moldova 100,130,000
French France, Canada, Belgium, United States, Switzerland, Algeria, Italy, Morocco, New Caledonia, Israel, Gabon, Mauritius, Congo, Madagascar, Côte d'Ivoire, Monaco, Benin, Djibouti, French Polynesia, Austria, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Tunisia, Mali, Central African Republic, Vanuatu, Niger, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Chad, Togo 78,000,000
Korean South Korea, North Korea, China, United States, Japan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, Brazil, Australia 78,000,000
Javanese Indonesia, Malaysia, Suriname, The Netherlands, New Caledonia, Singapore 75,567,550
Telugu India, Malaysia, Fiji, Singapore 69,666,000
Marathi India 68,022,000
Vietnamese Vietnam, United States, Cambodia, Norway, Laos, Canada, Germany, Australia, United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, China, New Caledonia 68,000,000
Tamil India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, South Africa, Singapore, Germany, Mauritius 66,000,000
Italian Italy, Argentina, France, United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Uruguay, Paraguay, Luxembourg 62,000,000
Turkish Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Uzbekistan, The Netherlands, Cyprus, Romania, France, Greece, Austria, Belgium, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia, Denmark, Israel, United States, Sweden, Azerbaijan 61,000,000
Urdu India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Mauritius, Oman 60,290,000
Punjabi Pakistan, India, Canada, United States, Malaysia, Afghanistan, United Kingdom, Kenya 57,129,000
Ukrainian Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Canada, Hungary, Belarus, United States, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Slovakia, Latvia, Romania, Georgia, Lithuania, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Paraguay 47,000,000
Gujarati India, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Fiji 46,100,000
Thai Thailand, Singapore 46,050,000
Polish Poland, United States, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Germany, Canada, Israel, Russia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Czech Republic, Slovakia 44,000,000
Malayalam India, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Singapore 35,706,000
Kannada India 35,346,000
Oriya India 32,300,000
Burmese Myanmar, Bangladesh 32,250,000
Azerbaijani Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia, Georgia, Iraq, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Syria, Kyrgyzstan 31,423,000
Farsi Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, United States, Turkey, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, France, Sweden 31,280,000
Sunda Indonesia 27,000,000
Pashto Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, India 26,811,657
Romanian Romania, Moldova, Israel, Ukraine, Greece, Serbia, Russia, Hungary, United States, Albania, Kazakhstan 26,265,555
Bhojpuri India, Nepal, Mauritius 26,254,000
Hausa Nigeria, Niger, Sudan, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic 24,200,000
Maithili India, Nepal 24,191,900
Malay Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, The Netherlands, Myanmar 23,576,500
Serbo-Croatian Serbia, Montenegro 21,000,000
Awadhi India, Nepal 20,540,000
Uzbek Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Russia 20,051,000
Yoruba Nigeria, Benin 20,000,000
Dutch The Netherlands, Belgium, United States, Suriname, Canada, Germany, France, Australia 20,000,000
Sindh Pakistan, India, United Kingdom, Philippines 19,720,000
Igbo Nigeria 18,000,000
Amharic Ethiopia, Israel 17,413,000
Oromo Ethiopia 17,232,000
Indonesian Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands 17,070,000
Tagalog Philippines, United States, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom 17,000,000
Nepali Nepal, India, Bhutan 16,056,000
Assamese India, Bhutan 15,374,000
Saraiki Pakistan, India 15,059,000
Cebuano Philippines 15,000,000
Hungarian Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, United States, Ukraine 14,500,000
Chittagonian Bangladesh 14,000,000
Zhuang China 14,000,000
Shona Zimbabwe 14,000,000
Madura Indonesia 13,694,000
Sinhala Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Maldives 13,220,000
Marwari India, Pakistan 13,183,000
Magahi India 13,000,000
Haryanvi India 13,000,000
Greek Greece, Cyprus, United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland, Australia, Russia, Canada, Ukraine, South Africa, Egypt, Albania, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Italy, Austria, Bulgaria 12,000,000
Czech Czech Republic, United States, Canada, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Austria, Israel, Poland, Slovakia 12,000,000
Chhattisgarhi India 11,535,000
Fulfulde Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Cameroon, Benin, Chad 11,428,700
Deccan India 10,709,800
Malagasy Madagascar 10,484,000
Belarusan Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Uzbekistan, Moldova 10,200,000
All numbers are approximate.

Data are for first language speakers only.

Source: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
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