iAmAttila’s List of Total Speakers by Language

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This list was compiled from Wikipedia’s various language pages into one simple table,  this is very useful and I was not able to find this like this ANYWHERE on the net.   So I give you the languages of the world sorted by total speakers (including native, and second L2/L3 speakers).      Fast, Efficient, and Easy to Find – just how it should be 🙂

English1,500,000,000
Chinese1,200,000,000
Spanish470,000,000
Russian400,000,000
French338,000,000
Arabic290,000,000
Portuguese250,000,000
Bengali210,000,000
Japanese125,000,000
German120,000,000
Farsi110,000,000
Persian110,000,000
Italian85,000,000
Tamil78,000,000
Korean77,000,000
Vietnamese75,000,000
Pashto60,000,000
Tagalog45,000,000
Kurdish40,000,000
Thai40,000,000
Burmese33,000,000
Ukrainian30,000,000
Dutch28,000,000
Amharic25,000,000
Greek25,000,000
Uzbek25,000,000
Kyrgyz25,000,000
Lao25,000,000
Indonesian23,000,000
Afrikaans20,000,000
Catalan18,200,000
Malagasy18,000,000
Nepali17,000,000
Sinhala17,000,000
Somali17,000,000
Khmer16,000,000
Malay16,000,000
Shona15,000,000
Swahili15,000,000
Hungarian14,000,000
Haitian Creole12,000,000
Kazakh11,000,000
Czech10,000,000
Kinyarwanda9,800,000
Swedish9,000,000
Kirundi8,800,000
Serbian8,700,000
Belarusian7,000,000
Turkmen7,000,000
Bulgarian6,800,000
Tigrigna6,700,000
Sotho6,000,000
Armenian6,000,000
Mongolian5,700,000
Danish5,600,000
Hebrew5,300,000
Finnish5,000,000
Norwegian5,000,000
Slovakian5,000,000
Tajik4,500,000
Tok Pisin4,000,000
Bosnian3,500,000
Aymara2,800,000
Swati2,200,000
Tswana2,000,000
Latvian1,750,000
Irish1,700,000
Northern Ndebele1,600,000
Sango1,600,000
Ayacucho Quechua900,000
Comorian700,000
Fijian660,000
Dzongkha571,000
Tetun550,000
Maltese430,000
Luxembourgish400,000
Samoan360,000
Dhivehi340,000
Icelandic330,000
Papiamento260,000
Bislama210,000
Maori160,000
Tongan140,000
Hiri Motu120,000
Chamorro95,000
Romansh95,000
Kiribati72000
Tahitian68,000
Faroese66,000
Rarotongan45,000
Tuvaluan13,000
Tokelauan4,900
Manx1000

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