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Five Languages with the Most Native Speakers by Continent

For each continent, can you name the five languages with the most native speakers?
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Africa
150 mil
34 mil
28 mil
25 mil
24 mil (tie)
Asia
950 mil
305 mil
200 mil
125 mil
100 mil
Europe
95 mil
95 mil
67 mil
60 mil
60 mil
North America
248 mil
98 mil
10 mil
8 mil
2 mil
Oceania
19 mil
600,000
(Hawaiian Creole)
400,000
339,000
150,000
South America
206 mil
190 mil
8.9 mil
4.9 mil
2.8 mil
Answer Stats
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(46)
Great! Is Fiji Hindi that different from Hindi?
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Feb 16, 2017
(58)
Yes, it is different enough to have Fiji precede the word. Sort of a mix of Fijian and Hindi, really.
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Feb 16, 2017
(49)
It's kind of like Haitian Creole versus French. Also, Fiji Hindi tends to borrow more words from English than its Indian counterpart.
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Feb 17, 2017
(49)
And Fijian Hindi uses the Latin alphabet, not Devanagari script.
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May 18, 2017
(73)
Out of curiosity, why provide Hawaiian Creole? Is that more obscure than some of the others?
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Feb 17, 2017
(58)
Hawaiian Creole is there to avoid complaints that Hawaiian is nearly identical to English.
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Feb 17, 2017
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Would question the number of native speakers of Maori there. There would be certainly that number of people who can speak the language to some degree but not to native speaker level.
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Feb 17, 2017
(55)
Samoan would probably be a better option.
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Feb 19, 2017
(37)
Samoan has Nothing to do with the Maori Language...
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May 18, 2017
(58)
NOTE: 12 percent of Hawaiian words are simply loanwords from English. And Hawaiian Creole only has 13 percent of its words as loanwords. (to put this into perspective, 1 in every 9 Hawaiian words is a loan from Engish, and 1 in every 7.5 words is a loan from any language!)
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Feb 17, 2017
(55)
More commonly known as Hawaiian Pidgin (or just Pidgin).
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Feb 19, 2017
(51)
Just out of curiosity, how many people in the US have Spanish as their native language? I'm just counting up the US and Canada for native English speakers, and if I'm counting right, that means almost a third of Americans don't use English as their first language. It's interesting - I never realized it was that many people.
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Mar 4, 2017
(58)
It accounts to around 40 million!
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Mar 5, 2017
(44)
Belize and most of the Caribbean countries (Jamaica, Bermuda, Barbados, etc.) are also majority English-speaking.
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May 19, 2017
(68)
Cool quiz. From Wikipedia: Perhaps one million people now use Tok Pisin [Papua New Guinea's most widely spoken language] as a primary language, but, confusingly, elsewhere I've seen only 120,000 native speakers claimed.
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May 18, 2017
(58)
The "perhaps" says it all ;)
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May 18, 2017
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Tok Pisin is not native to many, but it's a lingua franca. Just as the colonial languages in Africa.
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May 18, 2017
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Not French in Africa ? It's strange
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May 18, 2017
(38)
In Oceania too, because of New Caledonia and French Polynesia speak french. And it's also an official language in Vanuatu
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May 18, 2017
(58)
Many people learn French as a second or third language. The few Africans I know learned English as an L2 language.
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May 18, 2017
(53)
When you put Ahmaric, and despair when it is not accepted...
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May 18, 2017
(24)
I was thinking Swahili would be there for Africa.
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May 18, 2017
(39)
I agree, considering it spans Tanzania and Kenya and parts of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, and Mozambique
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May 18, 2017
(11)
Swahili is the most spoken language in Africa, shouldn't it be there?
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May 18, 2017
(50)
I spelled it Yaruba and didn't get it, not trying a respelling, figuring it was probably spelled correctly and just too obscure. Maybe I should stick to geography and steer clear of language, LOL.
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May 19, 2017
(32)
...I missed Mandarin. *Facepalm*
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May 20, 2017
(64)
Please accept aimar
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May 27, 2017
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