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Map
Title
World Total
Unit
Year
Indigenous living languages
8,592
languages
Various
Total Chinese
1,261,883,000
speakers
Various
Mandarin
908,820,000
speakers
Various
Yue (Cantonese)
63,944,000
speakers
Various
Min Chinese
67,622,000
speakers
Various
Hakka Chinese
31,330,000
speakers
Various
Hindi
424,168,000
speakers
Various
Spanish
360,441,000
speakers
Various
English
347,118,000
speakers
Various
Arabic
260,895,000
speakers
Various
Bengali
207,648,000
speakers
Various
Portuguese
186,846,000
speakers
Various
Russian
152,000,000
speakers
Various
Japanese
126,736,000
speakers
Various
German
96,910,000
speakers
Various
Panjabi
96,342,000
speakers
Various
Korean
74,174,000
speakers
Various
Vietnamese
72,533,000
speakers
Various
Javanese
72,468,000
speakers
Various
French
69,053,000
speakers
Various
Tamil
68,437,000
speakers
Various
Urdu
66,764,000
speakers
Various
Turkish
66,277,000
speakers
Various
Italian
61,815,000
speakers
Various
Thai
61,301,000
speakers
Various
Gujarati
48,171,000
speakers
Various
Polish
43,485,000
speakers
Various
Ukrainian
41,092,000
speakers
Various
Hausa
36,682,000
speakers
Various
Pashto
35,552,000
speakers
Various
Burmese
35,089,000
speakers
Various
Malayalam
33,832,000
speakers
Various
Malay
31,650,000
speakers
Various
Azerbaijani
30,338,000
speakers
Various
Persian
30,079,000
speakers
Various
Tagalog
24,739,000
speakers
Various
Sindhi
23,973,000
speakers
Various
Uzbek
23,358,000
speakers
Various
Romanian
23,013,000
speakers
Various
Amharic
22,707,000
speakers
Various
Indonesian
22,120,000
speakers
Various
Swahili
20,410,000
speakers
Various
Nepali
19,783,000
speakers
Various
Dutch
17,749,000
speakers
Various
Serbo-croat
17,121,000
speakers
Various
Serbian
8,335,000
speakers
Various
Croatian
5,842,000
speakers
Various
Malagasy
16,798,000
speakers
Various
Lao
16,576,000
speakers
Various
Kurdish
15,369,000
speakers
Various
Khmer
14,734,000
speakers
Various
Fula
14,172,000
speakers
Various
Sinhala
14,085,000
speakers
Various
Greek
12,105,000
speakers
Various
Hungarian
11,204,000
speakers
Various
Zulu
11,002,000
speakers
Various
Somali
10,713,000
speakers
Various
Nyanja
10,352,000
speakers
Various
Quechua
10,319,000
speakers
Various
Creole English
10,153,000
speakers
Various
Belarusan
10,047,000
speakers
Various
Czech
9,938,000
speakers
Various
Kazakh
9,516,000
speakers
Various
Rwanda
9,136,000
speakers
Various
Catalan
8,825,000
speakers
Various
Romani
8,824,000
speakers
Various
Shona
8,467,000
speakers
Various
Uyghur
8,384,000
speakers
Various
Haitian Creole French
8,382,000
speakers
Various
Swedish
8,285,000
speakers
Various
Bulgarian
7,525,000
speakers
Various
Balochi
6,625,000
speakers
Various
Turkmen
6,316,000
speakers
Various
Afrikaans
6,215,000
speakers
Various
Tigrigna
5,913,000
speakers
Various
Albanian
5,683,000
speakers
Various
Mongolian
5,634,000
speakers
Various
Tajiki
5,378,000
speakers
Various
Danish
5,356,000
speakers
Various
Armenian
5,277,000
speakers
Various
Finnish
5,201,000
speakers
Various
SeSotho
5,140,000
speakers
Various
Tswana
5,114,000
speakers
Various
Kanuri
4,975,000
speakers
Various
Slovak
4,565,000
speakers
Various
Hmong
4,294,000
speakers
Various
Norwegian
4,258,000
speakers
Various
Hebrew
4,151,000
speakers
Various
Wolof
3,973,000
speakers
Various
Maninkakan
3,910,000
speakers
Various
Bambara
3,860,000
speakers
Various
Ewe
3,735,000
speakers
Various
Kirghiz
3,702,000
speakers
Various
Georgian
3,579,000
speakers
Various
Aymara
2,329,000
speakers
Various
Brahui
2,217,000
speakers
Various
Slovenian
1,940,000
speakers
Various
Domari
1,785,000
speakers
Various
Macedonian
1,752,000
speakers
Various
Afar
1,521,000
speakers
Various
Soninke
1,416,000
speakers
Various
Latvian
1,324,000
speakers
Various
Tibetan
1,312,000
speakers
Various
Mandinka
1,286,000
speakers
Various
Chokwe
1,057,000
speakers
Various
Estonian
958,000
speakers
Various
Yiddish
506,000
speakers
Various
Welsh
482,000
speakers
Various
Maltese
451,000
speakers
Various
Samoan
384,000
speakers
Various
Icelandic
315,000
speakers
Various
Tongan
142,000
speakers
Various
Tuvaluan
12,000
speakers
Various
Speakers of other Languages
1,036,218,000
speakers
Various
 

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