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15 Most Populous Countries that Speak a Germanic Language

Can you name the most populous countries where a majority of the residents are native speakers of a Germanic language?
Last updated: November 27, 2017
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Population
Country
326 m
United States
82.8 m
Germany
65.7 m
United Kingdom
36.7 m
Canada
24.7 m
Australia
17.2 m
Netherlands
11.4 m
Belgium
10.1 m
Sweden
Population
Country
8.81 m
Austria
8.45 m
Switzerland
5.78 m
Denmark
5.29 m
Norway
4.83 m
New Zealand
4.79 m
Ireland
2.73 m
Jamaica
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level 80
Nov 27, 2017
Missed Belgium because "oh those who speak German are in a small minority". Forgot all about the Flemish.
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level 77
Nov 30, 2017
Still, I think the quiz should show the number of germanic langage speakers, not the whole population. There are about 6.7 millions of Flemish of German speakers in Belgium.
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level 58
Dec 27, 2017
And the dutch. Don't forget the Dutch.
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level 51
Mar 18, 2019
@SirGeorgington. Yes. The Dutch.
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level 60
Nov 27, 2017
What about South Africa?
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level 66
Nov 27, 2017
Wikipedia says that Zulu is the most common native language
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level 60
Dec 27, 2017
...but speakers of Afrikaans and English combine to give 23.1% of the population, ahead of Zulu's 22.7%.
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level 56
Dec 27, 2017
It has to be a majority of the speakers, according to the instructions. Not just the largest group.
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level 74
Dec 3, 2017
Excellent idea for a quiz, just the right amount of tricky :)
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level 60
Dec 27, 2017
What about South Africa? No single language is spoken by over 50% of the population, and the most common is Zulu, however English and Afrikaans are both Germanic and together exceed Zulu by a narrow margin.
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level 59
Dec 27, 2017
Combine all the Bantu languages into one group and they'll easily beat the united English-Afrikaans with their 75%.
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level 49
Dec 27, 2017
hi posers no way 12 of 15 is 35 percentile unless everyone is taking the quiz 30 times
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level 65
Dec 27, 2017
How many quizzes are you going to comment this on before realizing that's not how it works?
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level 58
May 15, 2018
even if most people were taking the quiz multiple times to get all the answers, it couldn't take more than 3, let alone 30
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level 46
Jan 16, 2019
at the moment getting 12 right would mean you beat 49%

There is nothing weird about that. The quiz was quite easy, I was silly to forget canada, but other than that the only one I didnt guess was jamaica (maybe If I had more time, cause was allready thinking about, what is the biggest place where they speak english)

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level 49
Dec 27, 2017
uhm i feel very satisfied that my immense talents were not challenged in the slightest manner since i am clearly superior to the Geo serfs who are embarrassing themselves here , needless to say i achieved 100 percent and feel quite special thank you
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level 42
Dec 28, 2017
Ok.
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level 41
Dec 27, 2017
got jamaica (24%) but missed austria (93%)
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level 18
Dec 27, 2017
What about Iceland? And Luxembourg? 2012 statistics has 52% native Luxembourgish and 2% native German, plus an unknown percentage of English.
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level 76
Dec 27, 2017
When Luxembourgs population gets 5 times larger it will most certainly belong on this list.
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level 18
Dec 27, 2017
I had missed the 'most populous' part!
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level 67
Dec 27, 2017
Yah, there's more people in Anaheim, California than there are in Iceland.
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level 56
Jan 2, 2018
Nice Anaheim reference.
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level 18
Dec 27, 2017
Jamaica!!!! Whaaaaa??!!
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level 38
Mar 10, 2018
Jamaicans speak English and English is a Germanic Language.
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level 60
Dec 27, 2017
My country, 'tis of thee / Austria-Hungary / Obey your King
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level 59
Dec 27, 2017
suriname?
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level 71
Dec 27, 2017
Population. I doubt Suriname has 1m.
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level 55
Jan 8, 2018
About 600.000, actually
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level 26
Jan 23, 2018
They speak German in Tirol in Italy, afaik.
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level 53
Mar 13, 2018
Icelandic? Is that not germanic?
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level 77
Mar 26, 2018
They only have ~300K population.
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level 48
Jul 13, 2018
Just curious, why does India or Singapore not count in this quiz?
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level 65
Aug 16, 2018
Most of their residents don't speak English natively.
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level 51
Nov 15, 2018
Thought the same thing. The children grow up bilingual in most cases. So which constitutes their native language?
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level 45
Nov 10, 2018
Didn't realize Germanic equaled Nordic................................. Damn.
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level 46
Jan 16, 2019
It doesnt. Though in scandinavia germanic languages are spoken.
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level 38
Nov 30, 2018
Excellent quiz. Thank you.
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level 55
Jan 3, 2019
No Poland? I thought Poland has large German speaking people
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level 26
Jan 5, 2019
It does, but it's not the majority.
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level 46
Jan 16, 2019
They arent all large...
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level 32
Jan 13, 2019
Liechtenstein is German speaking! Also, shouldn't Ghana be on the list too? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghanaian_English
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level 46
Jan 16, 2019
but not populous, same goes for iceland, which at first I was surprised not to see on here either
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level 46
Jan 16, 2019
The picture (for those who looked at it, and arent on phones) is quite a big clue. I think quite a few people might have otherwise forgot about scandinavia. And just mainly focused on uk, netherlands and germany etc
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level 50
Mar 15, 2019
Jamaica?
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