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Top 10 Countries with the Most Spanish Speakers

Name the 10 countries that have the most native speakers of Spanish.
% is an estimate based on information from Wikipedia and the CIA World Factbook
Total country population from Worldometers, July 2019
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First submittedNovember 25, 2016
Last updatedJuly 25, 2019
Times taken18,152
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123 mil
49.4 mil
44.7 mil
42.8 mil
United States
34.4 mil
32.1 mil
27.7 mil
18.2 mil
15.9 mil
11.4 mil
level 71
Nov 26, 2016
For some reason I went in thinking this was only countries where Spanish was the main language. Only at the end did I realize it wasn't a requirement and immediately realized the missing answer was the US.
level 64
Nov 26, 2016
I forgot Ecuador. I even went through every country in south America but I just skipped right over it.
level 46
Nov 28, 2016
Missed Ecuador
level 30
Nov 28, 2016
usa has more than spain, who wouldve thought?
level 60
Jan 17, 2017
The US-area close to Mexico is probably bigger than Spain and I presume so is the population.
level 45
Apr 15, 2017
And don't forget that there are a lot of separatists in Spain that have their own language.
level 73
Apr 18, 2017
And also a lot of non-separatists that have their own language.
level 68
Sep 13, 2017
I was in Florida this year and almost everyone there speaks Spanish. When I was in a store or on a market and people started talking to me, it was always in Spanish first and when I didn't respond (no hablo español) they tried English second
level 25
Nov 28, 2016
Cant believe i forgot cuba
level 8
Apr 15, 2017
Me too ... I thought the population was smaller. Still got 8/10 tho
level 34
Mar 15, 2017
Woah, I did it, but I wasnt expecting that Cuba was there :)
level 50
Apr 15, 2017
I'm always impressed by Brazil's lack of showing in these Spanish speaker quizzes given the size of their population and location in South America. Even if only 5-10% of the population spoke Spanish, it would be enough for Brazil to have a pretty large amount of Spanish speakers in absolute numbers--but that's not the case. I guess you can thank the rain forest and geographic isolation of the cities for that. It'll be interesting to see how intact the homogeneity of Portuguese will remain in Brazil in the coming decades as they become more economically integrated with the rest of Spanish speaking South America.
level 39
Apr 16, 2017
I can't believe I missed USA. 😩
level 54
Feb 23, 2019
I can
level 43
Nov 5, 2017
I think Guatemala has more Spanish speakers than Cuba. Cuba only has about 11 million people. Guatemala has about 16 million. And 93% of the people there speak Spanish. That is about 15 million people.
level ∞
Jul 25, 2019
93% speak Spanish but only 55% have Spanish as their mother tongue.


level 26
Dec 5, 2017
i forgot spain lmao
level 28
Jun 2, 2018
I got the U.S.A with 4 seconds to go.
level 56
Jan 15, 2019
the last one was hard, I think i tried every country with spanish speakers besides cuba
level 38
Aug 5, 2019
I would never have guessed the USA. I suppose that, as usual, you are not including territories. Therefore, Puerto Rico is out. Given that, how can the USA have more native Spanish speakers than Venezuela and Spain?