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The most common languages ​​in the world

 The most common languages ​​in the world

About 66% of the world's total population speaks the forty most common world languages. Taking into consideration that there are 6,703 "living" languages in the world today:

2,165 in Asia (32%)

2,011 in Africa (30%)

1,302 in the Pacific (19%)

1,000 in America (15%)

225 in Europe (3%).

Only one Mandarin Chinese is spoken by 15 percent of the total population of the Earth.

N.LanguageMain territoryNumber of speakers
1.Chinese, MandarinChina885,000,000
2.SpanishSpain332,000,000
3.EnglishUnited Kingdom322,000,000
4.BengaliBangladesh189,000,000
5.HindiIndia182,000,000
6.PortuguesePortugal170,000,000
7.RussianRussia170,000,000
8.JapaneseJapan125,000,000
9.GermanGermany98,000,000
10.Chinese, Wu dialectChina77,175,000
11.JavaneseIndonesia75,500,800
12.KoreanKorea75,000,000
13.FrenchFrance72,000,000
14.VietnameseVietnam67,662,000
15.TeluguIndia66,350,000
16.Chinese,the dialect YuChina66,000,000
17.MarathiIndia64,783,000
18.TamilIndia63,075,000
19.TurkishTurkey59,000,000
20.UrduPakistan,India58,000,000
21.Chinese,Ming Nan dialectChina49,000,000
22.Chinese,Jinyu dialectChina45,000,000
23.GujaratiIndia44,000,000
24.PolishPoland44,000,000
25.Arabic,Egyptian pronunciationEgypt42,500,000
26.UkrainianUkraine41,000,000
27.ItalianItaly37,000,000
28.Chinese,Xiang dialectChina36,015,000
29.MalayalamIndia34,022,000
30.Chinese,Hakka dialectChina34,000,00
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The most common languages ​​in the world