Top World Languages A-Z

For each letter of the alphabet, name the language with the most estimated number of native speakers.
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Last updated: May 30, 2016
First submittedJuly 4, 2015
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#
Language
A
295 mil
Arabic
B
205 mil
Bengali
C
59 mil
Cantonese
D
21 mil
Dutch
E
360 mil
English
F
74 mil
French
G
89 mil
German
H
310 mil
Hindi
I
77 mil
Indonesian
J
125 mil
Japanese
K
76 mil
Korean
L
20 mil
Lao
M
955 mil
Mandarin
 
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Language
N
17 mil
Nepali
O
33 mil
Oriya
P
215 mil
Portuguese
Q
9 mil
Quechua
R
155 mil
Russian
S
405 mil
Spanish
T
76 mil
Telugu
U
66 mil
Urdu
V
76 mil
Vietnamese
W
80 mil
Wu
X
38 mil
Xiang
Y
28 mil
Yoruba
Z
10 mil
Zulu
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Level 81
Jul 5, 2015
You should accept Nepalese for Nepali. Missed that one because of this. I think I also misspelled Yoruba but don't know how. Yaroba or Yaruba maybe.
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Level 65
Jul 6, 2015
Thanks for the suggestion; we will fix!
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Level 49
Apr 12, 2021
"We"?
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Level 70
Apr 2, 2016
T was the toughest. I tried Turkish, Thai, Tagalog and Tamil
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Level 67
Jan 20, 2019
yea T was tough, had a hard time with B aswell though, belarusian. bulgarian, burmese, basque, breton... And L and M (got l though, but missed zulu... I ended up with all but; b,m,o,q,t,x,y,z I should ve gotten b, m and z... )
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Level 34
May 28, 2016
Oriya is also spelled Odia.
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Level 65
May 29, 2016
Odia is now accepted :)
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Level 67
May 6, 2019
Considering that Indonesian is a standardised version of Malay, should it be put under I?
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Level 38
Oct 16, 2020
accept Portugese
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Level 71
Apr 12, 2021
Interesting quiz. From those I've missed, I've never heard of T and O. It's weird to see languages with almost as many speakers as Germany's population (for T) which I didn't even know existed.
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Level 56
Apr 12, 2021
so i get Nepali, but not Arabic...
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Level 66
Apr 12, 2021
Weird that Oromo, a language spoken by a third of Ethiopia, is missing from the Ethnologue list. It's close to Odiya in terms of speakers (it might even beat it), but for some reason it's not on the article!