Top 10: Largest languages of the world


10. Javanese

Primary Country: Indonesia
Total Countries: 3
First-language Speakers (millions): 84.3

9. Japanese

Primary Country: Japan
Total Countries: 3
First-language Speakers (millions): 122

8. Russian

Primary Country: Russian Federation
Total Countries: 16
First-language Speakers (millions): 162

7. Bengali

Primary Country: Bangladesh
Total Countries: 4
First-language Speakers (millions): 193

6. Portuguese

Primary Country: Portugal
Total Countries: 11
First-language Speakers (millions): 202

5. Arabic

Primary Country: Saudi Arabia
Total Countries: 59
First-language Speakers (millions): 223


4. Hindi

Primary Country: India
Total Countries: 4
First-language Speakers (millions): 260

3. English

Primary Country: United Kingdom
Total Countries: 101
First-language Speakers (millions): 335

2. Spanish

Primary Country: Spain
Total Countries: 31
First-language Speakers (millions): 406

1. Chinese

Primary Country: China
Total Countries: 33
First-language Speakers (millions): 1,197

SourceEthnologue