Most Spoken Languages in the World

By | September 20, 2023

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The table below shows 33 of the most spoken languages in the world, ranked by total number of speakers. The data comes from Ethnologue. These numbers include people who are native speakers of the language as well as people who have learned the language. Scroll down to learn more about each language.

Language Total Number of Speakers
English 1,452,000,000
Mandarin Chinese 1,118,000,000
Hindi 602,200,000
Spanish 548,300,000
French 274,100,000
Modern Standard Arabic 274,000,000
Bengali 272,700,000
Russian 258,200,000
Portuguese 257,700,000
Urdu 231,300,000
Indonesian 199,000,000
German 134,600,000
Japanese 125,400,000
Nigerian Pidgin 120,700,000
Marathi 99,100,000
Telugu 95,700,000
Turkish 88,100,000
Tamil 86,400,000
Yue Chinese 85,600,000
Vietnamese 85,300,000
Tagalog 82,300,000
Wu Chinese 81,800,000
Korean 81,700,000
Iranian Persian (Farsi) 77,400,000
Hausa 77,100,000
Egyptian Spoken Arabic 74,800,000
Swahili 71,400,000
Javanese 68,300,000
Italian 67,900,000
Western Punjabi 66,400,000
Kannada 64,000,000
Gujarati 62,000,000
Thai 60,700,000

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