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This is a list of languages ordered by number of first-language speakers, with some data for second-language use. Only languages spoken natively by more than one million are listed. Some listings are not single languages in the sense of being mutually intelligible (e.g. Chinese, Arabic), while in other cases mutually intelligible idioms with separate national standards, or separate self identification, have been listed separately (e.g. Scandinavian, Hindustani, Malay). Data are not all up to date. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A North Germanic language is any of several Germanic languages spoken in Scandinavia, parts of Finland and on the islands west of Scandinavia. ... Hindustani Hindustani (or the Hindustani language) is a term used by linguists to describe a closely related series of languages or dialects stretching across the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent. ... The Malay language, also known locally as Bahasa Melayu, is an Austronesian language spoken by the Malay people who are native to the Malay peninsula, southern Thailand, Singapore, central eastern Sumatra, the Riau islands, and parts of the coast of Borneo. ...


For a list of languages spoken natively by more than 20 million people, which is based on the criterion of mutual intelligibility, see List of the most spoken native languages. Note: this table has been split out from List of languages by total speakers The following table is based largely on a list of the worlds top 100 languages published by Ethnologue in 1999. ...

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100 million native speakers or more

Language Family Official status and where spoken, natively, by more than 1% of the population Number of speakers
Chinese Sino-Tibetan People's Republic of China, Republic of China, Singapore. Significant communities in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Philippines, Russia, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam All Chinese, 1080 million native (1999): Mandarin 873 million native, 178 million second language, = 1,051 million total (1999); Shanghainese (Wu) 77 million (1984: no recent data); Cantonese 55 million (1984: no recent data); Southern Min (Taiwanese) 46 million (1984: no recent data); Jin 45 million (1995); Xiang 36 million (1984: no recent data); Hakka 30 million (1984: no recent data); Gan 21 million (1984: no recent data); Northern Min (Fuzhou) 10.3 million (1984: no recent data); Eastern Min 9.1 million (2000 WCD); Hui 3.2 million; Pu-Xian Min 2.6 million (2000 WCD).
Hindi Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan India, Nepal. Significant communities in Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Guyana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Yemen, Zambia 370 million native, 120 million second language, = 490 total (Indiana University 2003, WA 2004). Western and Eastern Hindi, including Awadhi (21 million, 1999), Bhojpuri (27 million, 1997), Chhattisgarhi (11 million, 1997), Haryanvi (13 million, 1992), Kanauji (6 million, 1977), Marwari (13 million, 2002), Magahi (13 million, 2002), Maithili (25 million, 1981). (Note: Maithili is the official language of Bihar, but often considered a dialect of Hindi)
English Indo-European, Germanic, West, Anglic American Samoa, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montserrat, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands, Zambia, Zimbabwe 340 million native, 510 million total (Indiana University 2003, WA 2004)
Spanish Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Iberian Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela. Significant communities in Andorra, Aruba, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Gibraltar, Israel, Morocco, Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Virgin Islands ~322-358 million native, 70 million second language, = around 400 million total (WA 2004)
Arabic Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, Central, South Central Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, Yemen. Significant communities in Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Iran, Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States 206 million native, 24 million second language, = 230 million total, for all varieties of Arabic, including Maltese (1999, WA). Egyptian Arabic: 46 million native.
Portuguese Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Iberian Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, Portugal, and São Tomé e Príncipe. Significant communities in Andorra, Bermuda, Canada, France, India (Daman and Goa), Luxembourg, Namibia, Netherlands Antilles, Paraguay, South Africa, Switzerland, and Venezuela 206 million native, 12 million second language, = 218 million (not counting 4 million Galician)
Bengali Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Magadhan, Assamese-Bengali Bangladesh, India (West Bengal). Significant communities in Burma, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates 196 million native, counting 14 million Chittagonian, 10.3 million Sylheti (1994 UBS); 211 million total (1999 WA) (dated data)
Russian Indo-European, Slavic, East Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan. Significant communities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Canada, China, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan 145 million native, 110 million second language, = 255 million total (2000, WCD)
Japanese Japonic Japan. Significant communities in Brazil, Philippines, United States 122 million native, 1 million second language (Ryukyuan)
Punjabi Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central Zone (Eastern Punjabi) or North-Western Zone (Western Punjabi) India, Pakistan. Significant communities in Afghanistan, Canada, Fiji, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States Western: 61–62 million (2000, WCD); Eastern: 28 million; Siraiki 14 million, = 104 million total

Sino-Tibetan languages form a language family of about 250 languages of East Asia, in number of speakers worldwide second only to Indo-European. ... National motto: None Official language Mandarin Chinese Capital and largest city Taipei President Chen Shui-bian Premier Frank Hsieh Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 138th 35,980 km² 2. ... This article is on all of the Northern Chinese dialects. ... Wu (吳方言 pinyin wú fāng yán; 吳語 pinyin wú yǔ) is one of the major divisions of the Chinese language. ... This article is on all of the Yue dialects. ... Mǐn Nán (also spelt Minnan or Min-nan; Simplified Chinese: 闽南语, Traditional Chinese: 閩南語; native name Bân-lâm-gú), literally, the Southern Min or Southern Fujian language, is the language/dialect of southern Fujian province, China and neighboring areas, and descendants of emigrants from these areas in diaspora. ... Jin (simplified: 晋语; traditional: 晉語; pinyin: jìnyǔ), or Jin-yu, is a subdivision of spoken Chinese. ... Xiang (湘語/湘语), also Hunan, Hunanese, or Hsiang, is a subdivision of spoken Chinese. ... Hakka is one language in the family of languages known as Chinese. ... Gan (赣语) is one of the major divisions of spoken Chinese, concentrated in and typical of Jiangxi Province. ... The Hui (徽) dialects are unrelated to the Hui (回) ethnic group of China. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken in most states in northern and central India. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... Indo-Iranian can refer to: The Indo-Iranian languages The prehistoric Indo-Iranian people, see Aryan This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Indo-Aryan languages form a subgroup of the Indo-Iranian languages, thus belonging to the Indo-European family of languages. ... Awadhi is a dialect of Hindi, spoken in the Awadh (Oudh) region of Uttar Pradesh. ... Bhojpuri is the main language spoken in the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh. ... Chhattisgarhi is a language of India. ... Hariyanavi or Jatu or Bangaru is a dialect of Hindi language, spoken in Haryana. ... Kanauji is a language (or dialect) of India, with about 6 million speakers in the Kanauj area of Uttar Pradesh. ... The Marwari (also variously Marvari, Marwadi, Marvadi) is a language originating in the Western Indian state of Rajasthan, but is also found in the neighboring state of Gujarat and in Eastern Pakistan. ... The Magadhi language (also known as Magahi) is a language of India. ... Maithili is of the family of Indo-Aryan languages, which are part of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages. ... Bihar (बिहार in Devanagri) is a state situated in the eastern part of India. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... West Germanic is the largest branch of the Germanic family of languages, including such languages as English, Dutch, and German. ... Anglic is a term used to refer to speech varieties derived from Old English, especially the Anglian variety thereof spoken in Northumbria—the most notable modern descendants of which are English and Scots—and their corresponding speech communities. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... The Italic subfamily is a member of the Centum branch of the Indo-European language family. ... The Romance languages, also called Romanic languages or New Latin Languages, are a subset of the Italic languages, specifically the descendants of the Latin dialects spoken by the common people in what is known as Latin Europe (Italian/Portuguese/Spanish Europa latina, French Europe latine, Romanian Europa latină) as Vulgar... The formation of Iberian Romance languages followed more or less this process: A common Latin/Romance language with dialectal differences was spoken throughout the ancient Roman Empire. ... Arabic (العربية al-arabiyyah, or less formally arabi) is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Map showing the distribution of Afro-Asiatic languages The Afro-Asiatic languages are a language family of about 240 languages and 285 million people widespread throughout North Africa, East Africa, the Sahel, and Southwest Asia. ... 12th century Hebrew Bible script The Semitic languages are a family of languages spoken by more than 250 million people across much of the Middle East, where they originated, and North and East Africa. ... The West Bank The Gaza Strip The term Palestinian territories is used by many mainstream Western journalists as a collective name for the West Bank and the Gaza Strip — two territories in Palestine. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... The Italic subfamily is a member of the Centum branch of the Indo-European language family. ... The Romance languages, also called Romanic languages or New Latin Languages, are a subset of the Italic languages, specifically the descendants of the Latin dialects spoken by the common people in what is known as Latin Europe (Italian/Portuguese/Spanish Europa latina, French Europe latine, Romanian Europa latină) as Vulgar... The formation of Iberian Romance languages followed more or less this process: A common Latin/Romance language with dialectal differences was spoken throughout the ancient Roman Empire. ... Daman may mean: Daman and Diu, a formerly-Portuguese territory of India Daman, a philosopher of ancient Greece This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Goa (गोवा in Devanagari) is Indias smallest state in terms of area and the fourth smallest in terms of population after Sikkim, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. ... Galician (Galego) is a language variety of the Western Ibero-Romance branch, spoken in Galicia (in the Galician language, Galicia, that is recommended, or Galiza), an autonomous community with the constitutional status of historic nationality and located in northwestern Spain, and in areas in the neighbouring autonomous communities of Asturias... This article is about the Bengali language. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... Indo-Iranian can refer to: The Indo-Iranian languages The prehistoric Indo-Iranian people, see Aryan This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Indo-Aryan languages form a subgroup of the Indo-Iranian languages, thus belonging to the Indo-European family of languages. ... West Bengal (পশ্চিম বঙ্গ, Pościm Bôngo) is a state in the eastern region of India. ... Sylheti is the language of Sylhet, the North Eastern region of Bangladesh and a few southern districts of Assam. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages), a group of closely related languages of the Slavic peoples and a subgroup of Indo-European languages, have speakers in most of Eastern Europe, in much of the Balkans, in parts of Central Europe, and in the northern part of Asia. ... This article or section should be merged with List of East Slavic languages The East Slavic languages constitute one of three regional subgroups of Slavic languages, currently spoken in Eastern Europe. ... The Japonic languages are a language family believed to descend from a common language known as Proto-Japonic. ... The Ryukyu Islands (琉球列島 Ryūkyū-rettō) are an island group, the southern portion belonging to Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, and the northern part belonging to Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. ... Punjabi (also Panjabi, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ in Gurmukhi, پنجابی in Shahmukhi) is the language of the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... Indo-Iranian can refer to: The Indo-Iranian languages The prehistoric Indo-Iranian people, see Aryan This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Indo-Aryan languages form a subgroup of the Indo-Iranian languages, thus belonging to the Indo-European family of languages. ... Siraiki is an old language spoken in central Pakistan. ...

30–100 million native speakers

Language Family Official status and where spoken, natively, by more than 1% of the population Number of speakers
German Indo-European, Germanic, West, High German Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland. Significant communities in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Russia, United States 95 million native, 28 million second language, = 123 million total (not including Swiss German)
Javanese Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Western Sundic Indonesia (especially Java), Malaysia. Significant communities in Netherlands, New Caledonia, Singapore, Suriname 76 million
Korean Language isolate North Korea, South Korea. Significant communities in Australia, Brazil, China, Japan, Philippines, Russia United States 71 million
Vietnamese Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Viet-Muong Vietnam. Significant communities in Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, China, France, Germany, Laos, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Philippines, Poland,Russia, Senegal, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu 70 million native, perhaps up to 16 million second language, = ~ 86 million total
Telugu Dravidian, South Central India (Andhra Pradesh). Significant communities in Bahrain, Fiji, Malaysia, Mauritius, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United States 70 million native, 5 million second language, = 75 million total (1997)
Marathi Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central Zone India (Maharashtra). Significant communities in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh, and in Israel and Mauritius. 68 million native, 3 million second language, = 71 million total
Tamil Dravidian, Southern India (Tamil Nadu), Singapore, Sri Lanka. Significant communities in Bahrain, Fiji, Malaysia, Mauritius, Reunion, United Arab Emirates,United Kingdom, United States 68 million native, 9 million second language, = 77 million total
French Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Oïl Belgium, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Guadaloupe, Haiti, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Monaco, New Caledonia, Réunion, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Togo, Vanuatu. Significant communities in Algeria, Cambodia, Guernsey, India (Pondicherry), Italy, Jersey, Laos, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, United States, Vietnam 65 million native, ~50 million second language, = ~115 million total
Italian Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italian Italy, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City. Significant communities in Albania, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Slovenia, United States, Venezuela 61 million native (all varieties)
Urdu Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central Zone India, Pakistan. Significant communities in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Botswana, Fiji, Germany, Guyana, Malawi, Mauritius, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Zambia 61 million native, 43 million second language, = 104 million total
Persian Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Western, Southwestern Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan. Significant communities in Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Germany, India, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan 57 million native, 53 million second language, 110 million total (2005)2
Turkish Altaic, Turkic, Southwestern, Oghuz Cyprus, Turkey. Significant communities in Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Macedonia, Netherlands, Romania, Uzbekistan, United Kingdom 51 million native, 21 million second language, = 72 million total
Gujarati Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Central Zone India (Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli). Significant communities in Fiji, Kenya, Pakistan, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Zimbabwe, Zambia 46 million
Polish Indo-European, Slavic, West Poland. Significant communities in Belarus, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Germany, Latvia, Slovakia, United Kingdom, United States 43 million
Ukrainian Indo-European, Slavic, East Ukraine. Significant communities in Belarus, Canada, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, United States, 39 million
Malayalam Dravidian, Southern India (Kerala, Lakshadweep). Significant communities in Malaysia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates 36 million (1997)
Kannada Dravidian, Southern India (Karnataka). Significant communities in Canada, United Kingdom, United States. 35 million native, 9 million second language, = 44 million total (1997)
Oriya Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Magadhi India (Orissa). 32 million native (1997)
Burmese Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Lolo-Burmese Myanmar. Significant communities in Bangladesh, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States 32 million native, 10 million second language, = 42 million total
Azeri Altaic, Turkic, Southwestern, Oghuz Azerbaijan, Iran. Significant communities in Afghanistan, Armenia, Estonia, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, Uzbekistan 31 million native, 8 million second language (not counting Iran), = 39+ million total
Thai Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Be-Tai, Tai-Sek, Tai Thailand. Significant communities in Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United States ~31 million native (1983 SIL, 1990 Diller, 2000 WCD) (dated data), = ~60 million first & second language (2001 A. Diller). Includes Southern Thai, Northern Thai/Western Lao, but not Shan, Isan, or Lao.

Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... West Germanic is the largest branch of the Germanic family of languages, including such languages as English, Dutch, and German. ... Subdivisions Central German Upper German High German (in German, Hochdeutsch) is any of several German dialects spoken in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Luxembourg (as well as in neighbouring portions of Belgium, France (Alsace), Italy, Poland, and Romania (Transylvania) and in some areas of former colonial settlement, for example in... Italic text Swiss German (Schweizerdeutsch, Schwyzerdütsch, Schwiizerdütsch, Schwyzertütsch, Schwizertitsch) is any of the Alemannic dialects spoken in Switzerland. ... The Javanese language is the spoken language of the people in the central and eastern part of the island of Java, in Indonesia. ... The Austronesian languages are a family of languages widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members spoken on continental Asia. ... The Malayo-Polynesian languages are a subgroup of the Austronesian languages. ... Map of Java Java (Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia, and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ... A language isolate is a natural language with no demonstrable genetic relationship with other living languages; that is, one that has not been proven to descend from a common ancestor to any other language. ... The Austroasiatic languages are a large language family of Southeast Asia and India. ... The Mon-Khmer languages are the autochthonous languages of Indo-China. ... Telugu (తెలుగు) belongs to the family of Dravidian languages and is the official language of the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. ... Dravidian may refer to: A group of people who came through Arabia to settle on the Asian mainland at the Straight of Hormuz and on the Indus river in what is now Afghanistan. ... Andhra Pradesh (ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశం in Telugu)(अंध्र प्रदेश in Hindi) (Ä€ndhra Prādesh), a state in South India, lies between 12°41 and 22°N latitude and 77° and 84°40E longitude . ... Marathi (मराठी) is one of the widely spoken languages of India, and has a long literary history. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... Indo-Iranian can refer to: The Indo-Iranian languages The prehistoric Indo-Iranian people, see Aryan This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Indo-Aryan languages form a subgroup of the Indo-Iranian languages, thus belonging to the Indo-European family of languages. ... Maharashtra (महाराष्ट्र) is Indias third largest state in terms of area and second largest in terms of population after Uttar Pradesh. ... Andhra Pradesh (ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశం in Telugu)(अंध्र प्रदेश in Hindi) (Ä€ndhra Prādesh), a state in South India, lies between 12°41 and 22°N latitude and 77° and 84°40E longitude . ... Goa (गोवा in Devanagari) is Indias smallest state in terms of area and the fourth smallest in terms of population after Sikkim, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. ... Gujarat (ગુજરાત in Gujarati) is the most industrialized state in India after Maharashtra and is located in western India, bordered by Pakistan to the northwest and Rajasthan to the north. ... Karnataka (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ in Kannada) is one of the four southern states of India. ... Madhya Pradesh (मध्य प्रदेश) is a state in central India. ... The letter ழ் is a consonant believed to be unique to Tamil and Malayalam Tamil is a classical language and one of the major languages belonging to the Dravidian language family. ... Dravidian may refer to: A group of people who came through Arabia to settle on the Asian mainland at the Straight of Hormuz and on the Indus river in what is now Afghanistan. ... Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, Land of the Tamils) is a state at the southern tip of India. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... The Italic subfamily is a member of the Centum branch of the Indo-European language family. ... The Romance languages, also called Romanic languages or New Latin Languages, are a subset of the Italic languages, specifically the descendants of the Latin dialects spoken by the common people in what is known as Latin Europe (Italian/Portuguese/Spanish Europa latina, French Europe latine, Romanian Europa latină) as Vulgar... The langue doïl language family in linguistics comprises Romance languages originating in territories now occupied by northern France, part of Belgium and the Channel Islands. ... Guadeloupe, in the Caribbean Sea, is an archipelago with a total area of 1,704 km² located in the Eastern Caribbean. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... The Italic subfamily is a member of the Centum branch of the Indo-European language family. ... The Romance languages, also called Romanic languages or New Latin Languages, are a subset of the Italic languages, specifically the descendants of the Latin dialects spoken by the common people in what is known as Latin Europe (Italian/Portuguese/Spanish Europa latina, French Europe latine, Romanian Europa latină) as Vulgar... Urdu (اردو) is an Indo-European language which originated in India, most likely in the vicinity of Delhi, whence it spread to the rest of the subcontinent. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... Indo-Iranian can refer to: The Indo-Iranian languages The prehistoric Indo-Iranian people, see Aryan This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Indo-Aryan languages form a subgroup of the Indo-Iranian languages, thus belonging to the Indo-European family of languages. ... Persian (فارسی / پارسی), (local name in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan: ‘Fârsi’), ‘Pârsi’ (older local name, but still used by some speakers), Tajik (a Central Asian dialect) or Dari (another local name in Tajikistan and Afghanistan), is a language spoken in Iran (Persia), Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, western Pakistan, Bahrain, and elsewhere. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... Indo-Iranian can refer to: The Indo-Iranian languages The prehistoric Indo-Iranian people, see Aryan This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Altaic is a language family which includes 60 languages spoken by about 250 million people, mostly in and around Central Asia and Far East. ... 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The Indo-Aryan languages form a subgroup of the Indo-Iranian languages, thus belonging to the Indo-European family of languages. ... Orissa (2001 provisional pop. ... Sino-Tibetan languages form a language family of about 250 languages of East Asia, in number of speakers worldwide second only to Indo-European. ... The Tibeto-Burman linguistic subfamily of the proposed Sino-Tibetan language family is spoken in various central and south Asian countries: Myanmar (Burmese language), Tibet (Tibetan language), northern Thailand (Mong language), Nepal, Bhutan, India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and the Ladakh region of... The Azerbaijanian language, also called Azeri, Azari, Azeri Turkish, or Azerbaijanian Turkish, is the official language of Republic of Azerbaijan. ... Altaic is a language family which includes 60 languages spoken by about 250 million people, mostly in and around Central Asia and Far East. ... 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10–30 million native speakers

Language Family Official status and where spoken, natively, by more than 1% of the population Number of speakers
Sundanese Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Western, Sundic Indonesia (western Java) 27 million (1990)
Pashto Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Iranian, Eastern, Southeastern Afghanistan, Pakistan. Significant communities in India, Iran, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom 21–27 million (data uncertain; ethnic population ~50 million)
Hausa Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West Niger, Nigeria. Significant communities in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo 24 million native, ~ 15 million second language, = ~ 40 million total
Romanian Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Eastern Moldova, Romania. Significant communities in Greece, Hungary, Israel, Serbia and Montenegro, Russia, Ukraine 23–24 million (2002)
Indonesian Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Western, Sundic, Malayic Indonesia. Significant communities in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, Netherlands, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Timor-Leste 23 million native, 140+ million second language, = 165 million total
Uzbek Altaic, Turkic, Eastern Afghanistan, Uzbekistan. Significant communities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan 20 million (1995)
Sindhi Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan India, Pakistan. Significant communities in Hong Kong, Oman, Philippines, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States 20 million native, 1 million second language, = 21 million total (2001 Johnstone and Mandryk)
Dutch Indo-European, Germanic, West, Low German, Low Franconian Aruba, Belgium, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Suriname. Significant communities in France, Germany, Indonesia 21 million
Cebuano Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, West, Central Philippine Philippines 20 million (1995 census)
Yoruba Niger-Congo, Benue-Congo, Defoid, Yoruboid Nigeria, Benin, Togo 19 million native, 2 million second language, = 21 million total (1993)
Lao Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Tai Laos, Thailand. Significant communities in the United States ~19 million Lao-Phutai dialects (including Isan) (data dated)
Malaysian Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Western, Sundic, Malayic Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, Netherlands, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Timor-Leste 18 million native, 3 million second language, = 21 million total
Igbo Niger-Congo, Benue-Congo, Igboid Nigeria 18 million native (1999 WA), unknown number second language.
Amharic Afro-Asiatic, Semitic, South Ethiopia. Significant communities in Egypt, Israel, Sweden 17 million native, 4 million second language, = 21 million total (1998 census)
Oromo Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic Ethiopia. Significant communities in Kenya 17–30 million native, perhaps 2 million second language (data uncertain)
Malagasy Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, West Madagascar 17 million
Tagalog Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, West Philippines. Significant communities in Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States 17 million native, ~68 million second language, = 85 million total
Nepali Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan Bhutan, India, Nepal. Significant communities in Myanmar. 17 million native (2001 census), perhaps 10–15 million second language?
Kurdish Indo-European, Iranian, Western, Northwestern Iran, Iraq, Turkey 16 million
Assamese Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan India. Significant communities in Bangladesh, Bhutan. 15 million (1997)
Khmer Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer Cambodia. Significant communities in Australia, France, Laos, Thailand, United States, Vietnam 14 million native, 1 million second language, = 15 million total (2004)
Zhuang Tai-Kadai, Kam-Tai, Tai China 14 million native (1992), unknown number second language
Madura Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, West Indonesia 14 million (1995)
Hungarian Uralic, Finno-Ugric, Ugric Hungary. Significant communities in Israel, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Ukraine 14 million
Sinhala Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan Sri Lanka. Significant communities in Canada, Maldives, United Arab Emirates 13 million native, 2 million second language, = 15 million total (1993)
Fulani Niger-Congo, Atlantic, Northern, Senegambian Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo 13 million
Somali Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic Ethiopia, Somalia. Significant communities in Djibouti, Kenya, United Arab Emirates, Yemen 13 million (2000 WCD)
Czech Indo-European, Slavic, West Slavic Czech Republic. Significant communities in Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, United States. 12 million (1990 WA).
Greek Indo-European, Greek Cyprus, Greece. Significant communities in Albania, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, United States 12 million (1986)
Serbian Indo-European, Slavic, South Serbia and Montenegro. Significant communities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Turkey 11 million (1981 WA)
Shona Niger-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantu Zimbabwe 10.7 million native, 1.8 million second language, = 12.5 million total (2000 A. Chebanne)
Quechua Quechuan Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru. Significant communities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile 10.4 million, all varieties

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3–10 million native speakers

Language Family Official status and where spoken, natively, by more than 1% of the population Number of speakers
Zulu Niger-Congo, Bantu South Africa. Significant communities in Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland 9.6 million native, ~16 million second language, = ~25 million total (1996 census)
Nyanja Niger-Congo, Bantu Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe 9.3 million native (2001 Johnstone and Mandryk), 0.4 million second language (1999 WA), = 9.7 million total
Belarusian Indo-European, Slavic, East Belarus. Significant communities in Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan 9.1 million (2001 Johnstone and Mandryk)
Bulgarian Indo-European, Slavic Bulgaria. Significant communities in Greece, Moldova, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine 9.0 million (1986)
Swedish Indo-European, Germanic Sweden, Finland 8.8 million (1986)
Akan Niger-Congo, Kwa Ghana 8.3 million native, ~1 million second language, = ~10 million total (2004 SIL)
Kazakh Altaic, Turkic Kazakhstan. Significant communities in Afghanistan, China, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan 8.2 million
Ilocano Austronesian Philippines ~8 million native, unknown number second language (1991 UBS) (dated data)
Hmong Hmong-Mien China. Significant communities in Laos, United States, Vietnam ~8 million, all varieties (1999 Li Yunbing)
Yi Tibeto-Burman China 7.8 million ethnic Yi (2000 census)
Luba Niger-Congo, Bantu Democratic Republic of the Congo 7.8 million native, 0.7 million second language, = 8.5 million total (1991 UBS). Includes 1.5 million Kiluba.
Uyghur Altaic, Turkic China. Significant communities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan 7.6 million
Haitian Creole Indo-European, Romance, Creole Haiti 7.4 million (2001)
Kinyarwanda Niger-Congo, Bantu Rwanda. Significant communities in Congo-Kinshasa, Uganda 7.3 million (1998)
Xhosa Niger-Congo, Bantu South Africa, Lesotho 7.2 million (1996 census)
Balochi Indo-European, Iranian Iran, Pakistan. Significant communities in Afghanistan, Oman, United Arab Emirates 7.0 million (1998)
Hiligaynon Austronesian Philippines ~7 million (1995), unknown number second language
Catalan Indo-European, Romance Andorra, France (Pyrénées-Orientales), Spain (Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Valencia). Significant communities in Brazil, Italy. 6.7 million native, ~5 million second language, = ~12 million total (1996) (includes Valencian)
Armenian Indo-European, isolate Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh (de jure part of Azerbaijan). Significant communities in Azerbaijan, Brazil, France, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Russia, Syria, Turkey, United States 6.7 million (2001 Johnstone and Mandryk, etc.)
Minangkabau Austronesian Indonesia 6.5 million (1981 Moussay) (dated data)
Turkmen Altaic, Turkic Turkmenistan. Significant communities in Afghanistan, Iran. 6.4 million (1995)
Makua Niger-Congo, Bantu Mozambique. Significant communities in Tanzania 6.4 million, all varieties, including Lomwe
Croatian Indo-European, Slavic, South Croatia. Significant communities in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia 6.2 million
Santali Austro-Asiatic, Munda India, Bangladesh, Nepal 6.2 million (1997)
Batak Austronesian Indonesia ~6.2 million, all varieties (c. 1991 UBS) (dated data). Includes Toba, Dairi, Simalungun, etc.
Albanian Indo-European, isolate Albania, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro (Kosovo). Significant communities in Greece, Italy , Turkey. 6.0 million (data from Albania dated)
Afrikaans Indo-European, Germanic Namibia, South Africa 6.0 million native, 10.3 million second language, = 16 million total (1996 census)
Swiss German Indo-European, Germanic Switzerland 6.0 million (1990 census) (dated data)
Mongolian Altaic, Mongolian China, Mongolia 5.7 million
Bhili Indo-European, Indic India 5.6 million, all varieties (1994) (dated data). Includes 1.6 million Wagdi, etc.
Kituba Niger-Congo, Bantu, creole Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo 5.4 million native, 0.8 million second language, = 6.2 million total (1987 SIL, 1990 UBS) (dated data)
Gikuyu Niger-Congo, Bantu Kenya 5.3 million (1994 I. Larsen BTL)
Danish Indo-European, Germanic Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland. Significant communities in Germany (Southern Schleswig) 5.3 million (1980) (dated data)
Finnish Uralic, Finnic Finland. Significant communities in Russia, Sweden Norway United States 5.2 million (1993) (dated data)
Hebrew Afro-Asiatic, Semitic Israel, West Bank. Significant communities in Brazil 5.1 million (1998)
Slovak Indo-European, Slavic, West Slovakia. Significant communities in Hungary and Serbia and Montenegro 5.0 million (1990 WA)
Mòoré Niger-Congo, Gur Burkina Faso, Togo ~5 million (1991)
Swahili Niger-Congo, Bantu Kenya, Tanzania. Significant communities in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda ~5 million native, ~ 30–50 million second language
Guarani Tupi Paraguay. Significant communities in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil 4.9 million (1995)
Rundi Niger-Congo, Bantu Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda 4.9 million (1986) (dated data)
Sesotho (southern) Niger-Congo, Bantu Lesotho, South Africa. 4.9 million (1996 census)
Sicilian Indo-European, Romance Significant communities in Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, United States, Canada, Argentina, Brasil, Venezuela, Australia 4.8 million (2000 WCD)
Norwegian Indo-European, Germanic Norway. Significant communities in Canada 4.6 million [Wikipedia figure; needs confirmation]
Tibetan Tibeto-Burman China, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Taiwan 4.6 million, all varieties
Tswana Niger-Congo, Bantu Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe 4.4 million native, 0.2 million second language, = 4.6 million total (1993 Johnstone) (dated data)
Kashmiri Indo-European, Indic India, Pakistan. Significant communities in United Kingdom 4.6 million (1997)
Tigrigna Afro-Asiatic, Semitic Eritrea, Ethiopia 4.5 million native, 0.1 million second language, = 4.6 million total (1998 census)
Georgian Kartvelian Georgia. Significant communities in Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine 4.2 million (1993 UBS)
Umbundu Niger-Congo, Bantu Angola ~4 million native, unknown number second language (1995 WA)
Konkani Indo-European, Indic India ~4 million (1999 WA)
Balinese Austronesian Indonesia (Bali) 3.9 million (2001 Johnstone and Mandryk)
Northern Sotho (sePedi) Niger-Congo, Bantu South Africa. Significant communities in Botswana 3.7 million (1996 census)
Luyia Niger-Congo, Bantu Kenya 3.6 million (1989 census) (dated data)
Wolof Niger-Congo, Atlantic The Gambia, Senegal 3.6 million native (2002), unknown number second language
Bemba Niger-Congo, Bantu Zambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.6 million native, unknown number second language (2001 Johnstone and Mandryk)
Bugis Austronesian Indonesia, Malaysia 3.5 million native, 0.5 million second language, = ~4 million total (1991 SIL)
Luo Nilo-Saharan, Nilotic Kenya, Tanzania 3.5 million (1994 I. Larsen BTL) (dated data)
Bicolano Austronesian Philippines 3.5 million all varieties (1990 census)
Mazanderani Indo-European, Iranian Iran 3.3 million (1993) (dated data) (numbers may be confused with or include Gilaki)
Gilaki Indo-European, Iranian Iran 3.3 million (1993) (dated data) (numbers may be confused with or include Mazanderani)
Shan Tai-Kadai Myanmar 3.3 million
Tsonga Niger-Congo, Bantu Mozambique, South Africa 3.3 million (1989, 1996) (dated data)
Galician Indo-European, Romance Spain, PortugalSignificant communities in Brazil. 3.2 million (1986) (data dated)
Sukuma Niger-Congo, Bantu Tanzania 3.2 million (2001 Johnstone and Mandryk)
Yiddish Indo-European, Germanic United States, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Israel Significant communities in Brazil 3.2 million
Jamaican Creole English Indo-European, Germanic, Creole Jamaica, Panama, Costa Rica 3.2 million (2001)
Central Atlas Tamazight Afro-Asiatic, Berber Algeria, Morocco ~3.2 million (1998)
Kabyle Afro-Asiatic, Berber Algeria. Significant communities in France. 3.1 to ~6 million (1995–1998)
Kyrgyz Altaic, Turkic Kyrgyzstan. Significant communities in Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan 3.1 million (1993 UBS) (dated data)
Ewe Niger-Congo Ghana, Togo 3.1 million native, 0.5 million second language, = 3.6 million total (2003)
Lithuanian Indo-European, Baltic Lithuania. Significant communities in Belarus, Brazil, Latvia, Poland, Russia 3.1 million (1998)
Ganda Niger-Congo, Bantu Uganda 3.0 million native (1991 census), ~1 million second language (1999 WA), = ~ 4 million total
Aceh Austronesian Indonesia ~3 million (1999 WA)
Tachelhit Afro-Asiatic, Berber Morocco ~3 million (1998)
kiMbundu Niger-Congo, Bantu Angola ~3 million (1999 WA)
Hindko Indo-European, Indic Pakistan ~3 million (1993) (dated data)

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1–3 million native speakers

Language Family Official status and where spoken, natively, by more than 1% of the population Number of speakers
Rajbangsi Indo-European, Indic India 3.0 million (1991 census) (dated data)
Romani Indo-European, Indic Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia 2.9 million, all varieties (data for Vlax 2002–2004)
Garhwali Indo-European, Indic India 2.9 million (2000)
Bambara Niger-Congo, Mande Mali 2.8 million native, 10 million second language, = 13 million total
Ometo Afro-Asiatic, Omotic Ethiopia 2.8 million (1998 census)
Indian Sign Language Language isolate (Sign language) Bangladesh, India, Pakistan 2.7 million in India, plus unknown number in Bangladesh, Pakistan (2003). Same language as Pakistani Sign Language
Ndau Niger-Congo, Bantu Mozambique 2.7 million (2000 Chebanne)
Betawi creole Austronesian Indonesia 2.7 million (1993 Johnstone) (dated data)
Karen Tibetan-Burman Myanmar, Thailand 2.6 million, all varieties (dated data)
Gondi Dravidian India 2.6 million (1997)
Senoufo Niger-Congo, Gur Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso 2.6 million, all varieties (1991, 1993, 2001) (dated data)
Kalenjin Nilo-Saharan, Nilotic Kenya 2.5 million (1989 census) (dated data)
Maninka Niger-Congo, Mande Guinea, Mali ~2.5 million
Kumauni Indo-European, Indic India 2.4 million in India (1998)
Kamba Niger-Congo, Bantu Kenya 2.4 million (1989 census) (dated data)
Waray-Waray Austronesian Philippines 2.4 native (1990 census), unknown number second language
Luri Indo-European, Iranian Iran 2.4 million (1999, 2001)
Quiche Mayan Guatemala 2.3 million (2000 SIL)
Bosniak Indo-European, Slavic, South Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.8–2.7 million (2004) [needs verification]
Aymara Aymaran Bolivia, Peru. Significan numbers in Argentina 2.2 million Central Aymara (1987), plus unknown number Southern Aymara in Peru (dated data; needs confirmation)
Tiv Niger-Congo, Bantoid Nigeria 2.2 million native, unknown number second language (1991 UBS) (dated data)
Brahui Dravidian Pakistan, Afghanistan 2.2 million
Zarma Nilo-Saharan, Songhai Niger, Nigeria 2.2 million (1998)
Baoule Niger-Congo, Kwa Côte d'Ivoire 2.1 million (1993 SIL) (dated data)
Dogri Indo-European, Indic India 2.1 million (1997)
Lingala Niger-Congo, Bantu Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo 2.1 million native (2000 WCD), 7 million second language in DRC (1999 WA), unknown additional second language speakers in RoC, = 9+ million total.
Sasak Austronesian Indonesia 2.1 million (1989) (dated data)
Kurux Dravidian India, Nepal 2.1 million (1997)
Mundari Austro-Asiatic, Munda India 2.1 million (1997)
Dinka Nilo-Saharan, Nilotic Sudan 2+ million
Slovenian Indo-European, Slavic Slovenia, Italy, United States 2.0 million (1991 census) (dated data)
Bouyei Tai-Kadai China ~2 million (1990 census) (dated data)
Kongo Niger-Congo, Bantu Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo ~2 million (1986 UBS, 2000 WCD) (dated data)
Beti Niger-Congo, Bantu Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, São Tomé e Príncipe. ~2 million. Includes Fang, Ewondo, etc.
Dimli Indo-European, Iranian Turkey 1.5 to 2.5 million (all dialects) (1998 Paul)
Tulu Dravidian India 1.9 million (1997)
Pampangan Austronesian Philippines 1.9 million (1990 census) (dated data)
Sidamo Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic Ethiopia 1.9 million, 0.1 million second language, = 2.0 million total (1998 census)
Bashkir Altaic, Turkic Russia 1.9 million (2001 Johnstone and Mandryk)
Yao Niger-Congo, Bantu Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique ~1.9 million (2001 Johnstone and Mandryk)
Chuvash Altaic, Turkic Russia, Kazakhstan 1.8 million native, 0.2 million second language, = 2.0 million total (2001 Johnstone and Mandryk)
Ijaw Niger-Congo, unclassified Nigeria 1.8 million (all varieties)
Ibibio Niger-Congo, Cross River Nigeria 1.5 to 2 million (1998 B. Connell)
Tarifit Afro-Asiatic, Berber Morocco 1.7 million (1991) (dated data)
Fon Niger-Congo, Kwa Benin 1.7 million native (2000 Hoddenbagh), unknown number second language
Swati Niger-Congo, Bantu South Africa, Swaziland 1.7 million (1996 census, 1993 Johnstone)
Nyankore Niger-Congo, Bantu Uganda 1.6 million (1991 census) (dated data)
Tatar Altaic, Turkic Russia, Ukraine 1.6 million (1989 census) [6.6 million ethnic Tatar]
Makasar Austronesian Indonesia 1.6 million native, 0.4 million second language, = 2 million total (1989) (dated data)
Macedonian Indo-European, Slavic Macedonia, Albania 1.6 million (1986) (dated data)
Gusii Niger-Congo, Bantu Kenya 1.6 million (1994 I. Larsen BTL) (dated data)
Khandesi Indo-European, Indic India 1.6 million (1997)
Ndebele Niger-Congo, Bantu Zimbabwe, South Africa 1.6 million (2001 Johnstone and Mandryk)
Chin Tibetan-Burman Myanmar, India 1.6 million (1990 BAP, 1996 UBS) (dated data). All varieties, but not including Mizo etc.
Latvian Indo-European, Baltic Latvia, United States, Russia, Australia, Canada 1.5 million
Tonga Niger-Congo, Bantu Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe 1.5 million (2001 Johnstone and Mandryk)
Lampung Austronesian Indonesia ~1.5 million (1981 Wurm and Hattori) (dated data)
Sardinian Indo-European, Romance Italy ~1.5 million (1977 M. Ibba, Rutgers University) (dated data)
Qashqai Altaic, Turkic Iran ~1.5 million (1997)
Dong Tai-Kadai China 1.5 million
Mende Niger-Congo, Mande Sierra Leone, Liberia 1.5 million native, unknown number second language (1987 UBS) (dated data)
Tày Tai-Kadai Vietnam 1.5 million in Viet Nam (1999 census)
Nahuatl Uto-Aztecan, isolate Mexico 1.4 million (all varieties) (dated data)
Afar Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti 1.4 million (1998 census)
Tachawit Afro-Asiatic, Berber Algeria ~1.4 million (1993) (dated data)
Koli Indo-European, Indic India, Pakistan 1.4 million, all varieties (some data dated)
Chiga Niger-Congo, Bantu Uganda 1.4 million (1991 census) (dated data)
Soga Niger-Congo, Bantu Uganda 1.4 million (1991 census) (dated data)
Tumbuka Niger-Congo, Bantu Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia 1.3 million (2001 Johnstone and Mandryk)
Yao (Mien) Hmong-Mien, Yao China 1.3 million, all varieties (1995 Wang and Mao)
Meru Niger-Congo, Bantu Kenya 1.3 million (1994 I. Larsen BTL) (dated data)
Gogo Niger-Congo, Bantu Tanzania ~1.3 million (1992 UBS) (dated data)
Teso Nilo-Saharan, Nilotic Uganda, Kenya 1.3 million (1991 census) (dated data)
Meitei Tibetan-Burman India 1.3 million (1997)
Makonde Niger-Congo, Bantu Tanzania, Mozambique 1.3 million (2001 Johnstone and Mandryk)
Bai Tibetan-Burman, unclassified China 1.2 million (2003)
Vlaams Indo-European, Germanic Belgium, Netherlands 1.2 million (1998 U. of Ghent)
Mandinka Niger-Congo, Mande Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal 1.2 million (2002)
Jula Niger-Congo, Mande Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso ~1.2 million native, 3 to 4 million second language
Temne Niger-Congo, Atlantic Sierra Leone ~1.2 million native, 0.2 million second language, = ~1.4 million total (1989 J. Kaiser) (dated data)
Haya Niger-Congo, Bantu Tanzania ~1.2 million (1991 UBS) (dated data)
Serer Niger-Congo, Atlantic Gambia, Senegal 1.2 million (2002)
Pangasinan Austronesian Philippines 1.2 million (1990 census) (dated data)
Bedawi Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic or isolate Sudan, Eritrea, Egypt 1.2 million (1982 SIL) (dated data)
Sena Niger-Congo, Bantu Mozambique, Malawi 1.2 million
Zande Niger-Congo, Ubangian Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Central African Republic 1.1 million (dated data)
Walloon Indo-European, Romance Belgium 1.1 million (1998)
Malvi Indo-European, Indic India 1.1 million (1997)
Soninke Niger-Congo, Mande Mali, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, The Gambia, Mauritania 1.1 million (1991) (dated data)
Ho Austro-Asiatic, Munda India 1.08 million (1997)
Estonian Uralic, Finnic Estonia, Russia, United States, Canada 1.08 million (1989 census) (dated data)
Nyakyusa Niger-Congo, Bantu Tanzania, Malawi 1.05 million (1992 UBS) (dated data)
Ngbaka Niger-Congo, Ubangian Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic 1.02 million (2000 WCD)
Naga Tibetan-Burman India 1.03 million, all varieties (1997)
Tausug Austronesian Philippines 1.02 million (2000 SIL)
Chokwe Niger-Congo, Bantu Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Zambia 1.01 million (1990 UBS) (dated data)
Magindanaon Austronesian Philippines ~1 million (1990 census) (dated data)
Anaang Niger-Congo, Cross River Nigeria ~1 million (1990) (dated data)
Songe Niger-Congo, Bantu Democratic Republic of the Congo ~1 million (1991 WA) (dated data)
Rejang Austronesian Indonesia ~1 million (1981 Wurm and Hattori) (dated data)
Bini Niger-Congo, Edo Nigeria ~1 million (1999 WA)
Ebira Niger-Congo, Nupe Nigeria ~1 million (1989 J. Adive) (dated data)
Gujari Indo-European, Indic Afghanistan, India, Pakistan 0.99 million (2000 WCD)
Tharu Indo-European, Indic Nepal 0.99 million, all varieties
Chechen Caucasic, Dagestani Russia 0.96 million (1989 census) (dated data!)
Arakanese Tibetan-Burman Myanmar, Bangladesh 0.95 million (2001 Johnstone and Mandryk)

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Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... Map showing the approximate distribution of Bantu (dull yellow) vs. ... The Hmong-Mien or Miao-Yao languages are a language family of southern China and Southeast Asia. ... Yao can refer to: The name of the demiurge in Gnostic scripture. ... Meru is a mythological Hindu mountain and also the name of the head bead in a Hindu mala (rosary). ... Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... Map showing the approximate distribution of Bantu (dull yellow) vs. ... Gogo_(music) is a genre of music originating in Washington, DC; or Gogo also may refer to the fictional character Estragon in the Becketts Waiting for Godot. ... Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... Map showing the approximate distribution of Bantu (dull yellow) vs. ... Map showing the distribution of the Nilo-Saharan languages. ... Nilotic refers to a number of indigenous East African peoples originating in northeast Africa in the region of the Nile River. ... Meithei (also Meitei, Manipuri, Meiteilon) is the predominant language and lingua-franca in the state of Manipur, in northeastern India. ... Sino-Tibetan languages form a language family of about 250 languages of East Asia, in number of speakers worldwide second only to Indo-European. ... The Makonde are an ethnic group in southeast Tanzania and northern Mozambique. ... Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... Map showing the approximate distribution of Bantu (dull yellow) vs. ... Bai (白族; pinyin: bái zú) is one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the Peoples Republic of China. ... Sino-Tibetan languages form a language family of about 250 languages of East Asia, in number of speakers worldwide second only to Indo-European. ... Dutch is a West Germanic, Low German language spoken worldwide by around 21 million people. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... The Mandinka are a people of West Africa. ... Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... Mande refers to: the Mandé people of western Africa the Mande or Mandinka people of western Africa any of the Mande languages the Mande or Mandinka language This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Jula refers to: Dioula language spoken in western Africa Jula people of western Africa This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... Mande refers to: the Mandé people of western Africa the Mande or Mandinka people of western Africa any of the Mande languages the Mande or Mandinka language This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Temne (also known as Themne or Timne) is a Southern Atlantic language spoken in Sierra Leone by about one million first language speakers, or some 30% of the country’s population. ... Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... The (West) Atlantic languages1 of West Africa are a subgroup of Niger-Congo language family. ... Haya (EkiHaya) is a Niger-Congo language spoken by the people of Tanzania, west and northwest of Lake Victoria. ... Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... Map showing the approximate distribution of Bantu (dull yellow) vs. ... The Serer (also spelled Serreer, Sereer, Sèrèr, Sérér, Seréer, Sèréer, Séréer, etc. ... Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... The (West) Atlantic languages1 of West Africa are a subgroup of Niger-Congo language family. ... Pangasinan is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. ... The Austronesian languages are a family of languages widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members spoken on continental Asia. ... Beja (also called Bedawi, Bedauye, To Bedawie) is an Afro-Asiatic language of the southern coast of the Red Sea, spoken by about two million nomads in parts of Egypt, Sudan, and Eritrea. ... Map showing the distribution of Afro-Asiatic languages The Afro-Asiatic languages are a language family of about 240 languages and 285 million people widespread throughout North Africa, East Africa, the Sahel, and Southwest Asia. ... The Cushitic languages are a subgroup of the Afro-Asiatic languages phylum, named after the Biblical figure Cush by analogy with Semitic. ... The word sena literally means army in many South Asian languages. ... Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... Map showing the approximate distribution of Bantu (dull yellow) vs. ... Note: Zande is also a variant spelling of Azande, the name of a people of north central Africa, and of their language. ... Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... The term Walloon may refer to either the Walloon language, or to the ethnic people of the same name. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... Romance or romantic can refer to several things. ... RickK 07:03, May 22, 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... The Indo-Aryan languages form a subgroup of the Indo-Iranian languages, thus belonging to the Indo-European family of languages. ... Also called Sarakole, Seraculeh, or Serahuli, the Soninke are a Mandé people who descend from the Bafour, and are closely related to the Imraguen of Mauritania. ... Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... Mande refers to: the Mandé people of western Africa the Mande or Mandinka people of western Africa any of the Mande languages the Mande or Mandinka language This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Ho is an Austroasiatic language spoken primarily in India by about 1,077,000 people. ... The Austroasiatic languages are a large language family of Southeast Asia and India. ... For the Hindu monster, see Munda (Hinduism), for Caesars battle see battle of Munda, and for the language family see Munda languages. ... Geographical distribution of Samoyedic, Finnic, Ugric and Yukaghir languages The Uralic languages form a language family of about 30 languages spoken by approximately 20 million people. ... Finnic (Fennic, sometimes Baltic Finnic) may refer to Finnish-similar languages spoken close to the Gulf of Finland, i. ... The Nyakyusa (also called the Sokile, Ngonde or Nkonde) are a people of Tanzania and Malawi. ... Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... Map showing the approximate distribution of Bantu (dull yellow) vs. ... Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... The word Naga can refer to several different things. ... Sino-Tibetan languages form a language family of about 250 languages of East Asia, in number of speakers worldwide second only to Indo-European. ... Tausug is spoken in Sulu province in the Philippines It is a member of the Visayan language family. ... The Austronesian languages are a family of languages widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members spoken on continental Asia. ... Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... Map showing the approximate distribution of Bantu (dull yellow) vs. ... The Austronesian languages are a family of languages widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members spoken on continental Asia. ... Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... Cross River might mean: A river that flows through West Africa Cross River State in southeastern Nigeria which is named after the river above. ... Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... Map showing the approximate distribution of Bantu (dull yellow) vs. ... Rejang is the longest river in Sarawak, Malaysia, and is located on Borneo Island. ... The Austronesian languages are a family of languages widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members spoken on continental Asia. ... Edo is a Benue-Congo language spoken in Edo State, Nigeria by approximately 1 000 000 people. ... Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... Edo (Japanese: 江戸, literally: bay-door, estuary), once also spelled Yedo or Yeddo, is the former name of the Japanese capital Tokyo. ... Ebira is a language spoken in Nigeria. ... Map showing the distribution of Niger-Congo languages The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the worlds major language families, and Africas largest in terms of geographical area, number of speakers, and number of distinct languages. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... The Indo-Aryan languages form a subgroup of the Indo-Iranian languages, thus belonging to the Indo-European family of languages. ... The Tharu are one of the major and indigenous ethnic groups of Nepal. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... The Indo-Aryan languages form a subgroup of the Indo-Iranian languages, thus belonging to the Indo-European family of languages. ... Chechen can mean: Chechen people, an ethnic group Chechen language Related to Chechnya This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The term Caucasian languages is loosely used to refer to a large and extremely varied array of languages spoken by more than 7 million people in the Caucasus region of Eastern Europe, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. ... Sino-Tibetan languages form a language family of about 250 languages of East Asia, in number of speakers worldwide second only to Indo-European. ... Ethnologue: Languages of the World is a web and print publication of SIL International (formerly known as the Summer Institute of Linguistics), a Christian linguistic service organization which studies lesser-known languages primarily to provide the speakers with native language biblical texts. ...


Note 2: According to combined estimates from the CIA, Ethnologue, and [1].


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