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Five Biggest Cities by Majority Spoken Language #1

For each language listed, name the five largest cities that speak it as a majority.
According to citypopulation.de and geonames.org; February, 2017
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English
22.2 mil
New York City
17.7 mil
Los Angeles
14.5 mil
London
9.8 mil
Chicago
8.4 mil
Washington, D.C.
 
 
Portuguese
21.9 mil
São Paulo
12.7 mil
Rio de Janeiro
7.45 mil
Luanda
4.95 mil
Belo Horizonte
4.075 mil
Porto Alegre
Mandarin
31.3 mil
Shanghai
20.7 mil
Beijing
11.8 mil
Tianjin
10.1 mil
Xiamen
9.75 mil
Chengdu
 
 
French
11.3 mil
Paris
10.9 mil
Kinshasa
5.2 mil
Abidjan
4.125 mil
Montréal
3.4 mil
Dakar
Korean
24.8 mil
Seoul
4.2 mil
Busan
2.85 mil
Pyongyang
2.775 mil
Daegu
1.61 mil
Daejeon
 
 
Italian
5.15 mil
Milan
4.25 mil
Naples
3.6 mil
Rome
1.67 mil
Turin
648,260
Palermo
Urdu
25.1 mil
Karachi
10.5 mil
Lahore
3.95 mil
Rawalpindi
2.5 mil
Hyderabad
1.2 mil
Quetta
 
 
Ukrainian
3.4 mil
Kiev
1.65 mil
Kharkiv
1.46 mil
Donetsk
1.38 mil
Dnepropetrovsk
1.09 mil
Odessa
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Feb 1, 2017
Interesting. Although I would speculate that Kinshasa and other African cities are not truly "French-speaking". Its an official and business language but probably not something that would be spoken in the home by a plurality of people.

Also, are you considering Wu (spoken in Shanghai) to be the same as Mandarin?

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level 60
Feb 1, 2017
Yes, when I made the quiz I was very sceptical about that! But it turns out Mandarin is used in the very urban sections so it accounts for more than half!
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level 39
Jan 22, 2019
The dominating language in Kiev is Russian. I’ll accept Ukrainian for these quiz, because the majority identifies as Ukrainian despite speaking Russian (or a mix of Russian and Ukrainian), but Donetsk is clearly a Russian speaking (and identifying) city.