World Population

Most Spoken Languages Worldwide

English is the most widely spoken language in the world with 1.3 billion (1,320 million) speakers, or roughly 16.5 percent of the world population, with 1.16 billion, Mandarin is the second most spoken language in the world by number of native speakers, Hindi with 664 million speakers, is the third most spoken language in the world by native speakers, It shares 8.3 percent of world population of 8 billion.

RankLanguagePercentNative Speakers (in Million)
1English16.5001320
2Mandarin Chinese14.6001168
3Hindi8.300664
4Spanish7.000560
5Indonesian3.750300
6French3.600288
7Arabic3.600288
8Bengali3.400272
9Russian3.400272
10Portuguese3.300264
11Japanese1.570125.6
12Javanese1.22598
13Vietnamese1.20096.0
14German1.19895.8
15Telugu1.18194.5
16Turkish1.17493.9
17Marathi1.10088.0
18Tamil1.09687.7
19Cantonese1.05084
20Urdu1.04583.56
21Wu Chinese1.02381.8
22Punjabi1.00880.6
23Korean0.99579.6
24Persian0.87570
25Italian0.83867
26Gujarati0.72558
27Bhojpuri0.65052
28Hausa0.63851
29Swahili0.62550
30Thai0.62049.6
31Kannada0.56345
32Polish0.56345
33Burmese0.48538.8
34Malayalam0.47538
35Oromo0.46337
36Odiya0.43835
37Ukranian0.40032
38Yoruba0.35028
39Igbo0.33827
40Maithili0.32526
41Fulani0.31325
42Assamese0.28823
43Tagalog (Filipino)0.27522
44Amharic0.26321
45Malagasy0.22518
46Somali0.20816.6
47Berber0.20016
48Akan0.13811
49Bhili0.13811
50Zulu0.13010.4
51Kinyarwanda0.1239.8
52Chewa0.1219.7
53Kirundi0.1108.8
54Gikuyu0.1018.1
55Santali0.0987.8
56Mossi0.0957.6
57Xhosa0.0957.6
58Afrikaans0.0907.2
59Kashmiri0.0907.2
60Shona0.0897.11
61Tigrinya0.0887
62Kalenjin0.0836.6
63Tshiluba0.0796.3
64Umbundu0.0756
65Tswana0.0735.8
66Kongo0.0705.6
67Sesotho0.0705.6
68Lingala0.0695.5
69Wolof0.0685.4
70Luo0.0635
71Tsonga0.0635
72Northern Sotho0.0584.6
73Luganda0.0514.1
74Gondi0.0403.2
75Nepali0.0393.1
76Sindhi0.0362.9
77Dogri0.0342.7
78Konkani0.0292.3
79Kurukh0.0252
80Khandeshi0.0241.88
81Tulu0.0241.88
82Meitei0.0221.78
83Bodo0.0191.53
84Khasi0.0191.52
85Ho0.0191.5
86Abron0.0181.4
87Venda0.0161.3
88Garo0.0151.16
89Mundari0.0141.14
90Mauritian Creole0.0141.1
91Ndebele0.0141.1
92Tripuri0.0141.1
93Dangme0.0131
94Khoekhoe0.0040.3

Top 10 Most Spoken Languages

The 10 Most Spoken Languages in the world by 2022 are:

  1. English (1.32 Billion Speakers)
  2. Mandarin Chinese (1.16 Billion Speakers)
  3. Hindi (664 Million Speakers)
  4. Spanish (560 Million Speakers)
  5. Indonesian (300 Million Speakers)
  6. French (288 Million Speakers)
  7. Arabic (288 Million Speakers)
  8. Bengali (272 Million Speakers)
  9. Russian (272 Million Speakers)
  10. Portuguese (264 Million Speakers)

List of Languages by Country

Below is list of languages by Country:

Country/RegionOfficial/National languageMinority languageOther Spoken(widely) languages
AfghanistanPersian (Dari), Pashto
AlbaniaAlbanianGreek, Macedonian, AromanianItalian
AlgeriaArabic, TamazightFrench
AndorraCatalan
AngolaPortugueseKimbundu, Umbundu, Kikongo, Chokwe, Kwanyama, GanguelaAngolan
Antigua and BarbudaEnglishAntiguan and Barbudan Creole
ArgentinaSpanishArgentine Spanish
ArmeniaArmenian
AustraliaEnglishNyulnyulan, Worrorran, Bunuban, Jarrakan, Mindi, Daly, Wagiman, Wardaman, Tiwi, Darwin, Iwaidjan, Giimbiyu, Arnhem, Gunwinyguan, Garawan, Tangkic, Pama-Nyungan
AustriaGermanSlovene, Czech, Hungarian, Slovak, Romani, Serbian
AzerbaijanAzerbaijani
BahamasEnglish
BahrainArabic
BangladeshBengali
BarbadosEnglish
BelarusBelarusian, Russian
BelgiumDutch, French, German
BelizeEnglishKriol
BeninFrench
BhutanDzongkha
BoliviaSpanish
Bosnia and Herzegovina(Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian
BotswanaEnglishBantu languagesTswana
BrazilPortuguese
BruneiMalay, English
BulgariaBulgarian
Burkina FasoFrenchFula, Jula, More
BurundiFrench, Kirundi, EnglishKirundiSwahili
CambodiaKhmer
CameroonEnglish, French
CanadaEnglish, FrenchChipewyan, Cree, Gwich’in, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey
Cape VerdePortugueseCape Verdean Creole
Central African RepublicFrench, Sango
ChadArabic, French
ChileChilean Spanish
ChinaMandarin ChineseMongolian, Uyghur, Tibetan, Zhuang, Kazakh, Korean
ColombiaSpanish
ComorosArabic, Comorian, French
Democratic Republic of the CongoFrenchLingala, KikongoSwahili, Tshiluba
Republic of the CongoFrenchLingala, Munukutuba
Cook IslandsEnglish, Cook Islands Maori
Costa RicaSpanishLimonese Creole
CroatiaCroatianItalian, Romani, Slovene
CubaSpanish
CyprusGreek, TurkishArmeniani, Cypriot Arabic, English
Czech RepublicCzech, SlovakBelarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Romani, Russian, Rusyn, Serbian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
DenmarkDanishGerman
DjiboutiArabic, French
DominicaEnglish
Dominican RepublicSpanish
East TimorPortuguese, Tetum
EcuadorSpanish, QuechuaKichwa, Shuar
EgyptArabicCoptic
El SalvadorSpanish
Equatorial GuineaFrench, Portuguese, Spanish
EritreaTigrinyaArabic, Italian
EstoniaEstonianRussian
EswatiniEnglish, Swazi
EthiopiaAfar, Amharic, Oromo, Somali, TigrinyaBenshangul, Gumuz, Harari, Kunama, Sidamo
FijiEnglish, Fijian, Fiji Hindi
FinlandFinnish, SwedishSami
FranceFrenchCorsican, Basque, BretonOccitan language
GabonFrench
GambiaEnglish
GeorgiaGeorgian
GermanyGermanDanish, Lower Sorbian, North Frisian, Romani, Upper Sorbian
GhanaEnglish
GreeceGreek
GrenadaEnglish
GuatemalaSpanish
GuineaFrenchFula, Maninka, Susu
Guinea-BissauPortuguese
GuyanaEnglishGuyanese Creole
HaitiFrench, Haitian Creole
HondurasSpanish
HungaryHungarianCroatian, German, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene
IcelandIcelandic
IndiaHindi, EnglishBengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, Kannada, Malayalam, Odiya, Maithili, Assamese, Bhili, Santali, Kashmiri, Gondi, Nepali, Sindhi, Dogri, Konkani, Kurukh, Khandeshi, Tulu, Meitei, Bodo, Khasi, Ho, Garo, Mundari, Tripuri
IndonesiaIndonesianMalay, Javanese, Sundanese, Madurese, Minangkabau
IranPersianAzerbaijani, Kurdish, Luri, Gilaki, Mazanderani, Balochi, Arabic, Qashqai, Tati, Turkmeni
IraqArabic, Kurdish
IrelandIrish, English
IsraelHebrewEnglish
ItalyItalianLadin, Slovene
Ivory CoastFrench
JamaicaEnglishJamaican Patois
JapanJapanese
JordanArabic
KazakhstanKazakh, Russian
KenyaEnglish, Swahili
KiribatiEnglishKiribati
North KoreaKorean
South KoreaKorean
KosovoAlbanian, Serbian
KuwaitArabic
KyrgyzstanKyrgyz, Russian
LaosLao
LatviaLatvianRussian
LebanonArabicArmenianEnglish, French
LesothoSotho, English
LiberiaEnglish
LibyaArabic
LiechtensteinGerman
LithuaniaLithuanianRussian
LuxembourgFrench, German, Luxembourgish
MadagascarFrench, Malagasy
MalawiEnglish, Chichewa
MalaysiaMalayMandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Tamil
MaldivesDhivehi
MaliFrench
MaltaMaltese, English
Marshall IslandsEnglishMarshallese
MauritaniaArabicFula, Soninke, Wolof, French
MauritiusEnglishMauritian Creole
MexicoSpanish
MicronesiaEnglish
MoldovaRomanian
MonacoFrenchMonégasque
MongoliaMongolian
MontenegroMontenegrin
MoroccoArabic, TamazightDarija
MozambiquePortuguese
Myanmar (Burma)BurmeseEnglish
NamibiaEnglishAfrikaans
NepalNepali
NetherlandsDutch, FrisianDutch Low Saxon, Dutch Sign Language, Limburgish, Sinte Romani, Yiddish
New ZealandEnglishMaori, New Zealand Sign Language
NicaraguaSpanish
NigerFrenchArabic, Hausa, Fulfulde, Gulmancema, Kanuri, Zarma, Tamazight
NigeriaEnglishHausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Tiv
NiueEnglish, Niuean
Norfolk IslandEnglish, Norfuk
North MacedoniaMacedonian, Albanian
Northern CyprusTurkish
NorwayNorwegianKven, Scandoromani
OmanArabic
PakistanUrdu, EnglishPunjabi, Balochi, Sindhi, Pashto
PalauEnglish, Palauan
PalestineArabicEnglish, Hebrew
PanamaSpanish
Papua New GuineaEnglish, Hiri Motu, PNG Sign Language, Tok Pisin
ParaguaySpanish, Guaraní
PeruPeruvian Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, Asháninka
PhilippinesFilipino, English
PolandPolish
PortugalPortuguese
QatarArabic
RomaniaRomanian
RussiaRussian
RwandaEnglish, French, Kinyarwanda, Swahili
Sahrawi Arab Democratic RepublicTamazight, Arabic, Spanish
Saint Kitts and NevisEnglish
Saint LuciaEnglish
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesEnglish
SamoaEnglishSamoan
San MarinoItalian
São Tomé and PríncipePortuguese
Saudi ArabiaArabic
SenegalFrenchJola-Fogny, Mandinka, Pulaar, Serer, Soninke, Wolof
SerbiaSerbian
SeychellesEnglish, French, Seychellois Creole
Sierra LeoneEnglishKrio
SingaporeEnglish, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, Tamil
SlovakiaSlovak
SloveniaSlovene
Solomon IslandsEnglish
SomaliaArabicSomali
SomalilandArabic, English, Somali
South AfricaAfrikaans, English, Southern Ndebele, Sotho, Northern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
South SudanEnglishArabic, Bari, Dinka, Luo, Murle, Nuer, Zande
SpainSpanishAstur-Leonese, Aragonese, Fala, French, Portuguese
Sri LankaSinhala, Tamil
SudanArabic, English
SurinameDutchSranan Tongo
SwedenSwedishFinnishEnglish, Romani, Yiddish
SwitzerlandFrench , German, Italian, Romansh
SyriaArabic
TaiwanMandarinTaiwanese Mandarin, Taiwanese Hokkien, Taiwanese Hakka, Formosan
TajikistanTajikRussian
TanzaniaEnglishSwahili
ThailandThai
TogoFrench
TongaEnglish, Tongan
Trinidad and TobagoEnglish
TunisiaArabicTunisian
TurkeyTurkishKurdish
TurkmenistanTurkmenRussian
TuvaluTuvaluan, English
UgandaEnglish, Swahili
UkraineUkrainian
United Arab EmiratesArabicEnglish
United KingdomEnglish, Irish, Scottish, Gaelic, Welsh
United StatesEnglish
UruguaySpanish
UzbekistanUzbekUzbek, KarakalpakRussian
VanuatuEnglish, FrenchBislama
Vatican CityItalian, LatinSwiss German
VenezuelaSpanish
VietnamVietnameseCantonese, Cham, Hmong, Khmer, Lao, Muong, Rade, Tay, Thai
YemenArabic
ZambiaEnglish
ZanzibarSwahili
ZimbabweChewa, Chibarwe, English, Kalanga, Khoisan, Nambya, Ndau, Ndebele, Shangani, Shona, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa

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