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Most Spoken Languages
in the World

Language Million Users
 1. Mandarin 1 075
 2. English 514
 3. Hindustani 500
 4. Spanish 425
 5. Russian 275
 6. Arabic 256
 7. Bengali 215
 8. Portuguese 194
 9. Malay 176
10. French 129

 

Language in Europe (EU)

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Language Countries As mother tongue (percentage of EU population) As other than mother tongue (percentage of EU population) Total
English United Kingdom, Ireland and Malta 13% 38% 51%
German Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, Italy, France, Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary 18% 14% 32%
French France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Italy 12% 14% 26%
Italian Italy, Slovenia and Malta 13% 3% 16%
Spanish Spain 9% 6% 15%
Polish Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Lithuania and Latvia 9% 1% 10%
Russian Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Greece 1% 6% 7%
Dutch Netherlands, Belgium and France 5% 1% 6%
Swedish Sweden and Finland 2% 1% 3%
Greek Greece, Cyprus and Italy 3% 0% 3%
Czech Czech Republic, Austria and Slovakia 2% 1% 3%
Hungarian Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Austria 2% 0% 2%
Portuguese Portugal 2% 0% 2%
Slovak Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary 1% 1% 2%
Catalan Spain, France and Italy 1% 1% 2%

The most spoken language in Europe is German as the national language of Germany and Austria has about 90 million native speakers in the EU. This puts it ahead of English, which has about 64 million native speakers in the EU and French with about 63 million native speakers in the EU.

 

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