Top Asian Languages on a Map

Can you name all of the Asian languages with more than 10 million speakers?
according to Wikipedia
For transcontinental countries the entire country counts
Quiz by Jiaozira
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Last updated: December 22, 2019
First submittedJanuary 12, 2018
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Speakers
Language
955 mil
Mandarin
310 mil
Hindi
295 mil
Arabic
205 mil
Bengali
155 mil
Russian
125 mil
Japanese
100 mil
Punjabi
82 mil
Javanese
80 mil
Wu
77 mil
Malay/Indonesian
76 mil
Telugu
76 mil
Vietnamese
76 mil
Korean
73 mil
Marathi
70 mil
Tamil
66 mil
Urdu
63 mil
Turkish
59 mil
Cantonese
56 mil
Thai
49 mil
Gujarati
Speakers
Language
48 mil
Jin
47 mil
Min Nan
45 mil
Persian
39 mil
Pashto
38 mil
Kannada
38 mil
Xiang
38 mil
Malayalam
38 mil
Sundanese
33 mil
Oriya
33 mil
Burmese
31 mil
Hakka
29 mil
Bhojpuri
28 mil
Tagalog
27 mil
Maithili
26 mil
Uzbek
26 mil
Sindhi
23 mil
Azerbaijani
22 mil
Awadhi
22 mil
Gan
Speakers
Language
21 mil
Cebuano
21 mil
Kurdish
17 mil
Saraiki
17 mil
Nepali
16 mil
Sinhalese
16 mil
Chittagonian
16 mil
Zhuang
16 mil
Khmer
16 mil
Turkmen
15 mil
Assamese
15 mil
Madurese
14 mil
Marwari
14 mil
Magahi
14 mil
Haryanvi
12 mil
Chhattisgarhi
11 mil
Deccan
11 mil
Kazakh
10.9 mil
Northern Min
10.7 mil
Sylheti
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Level 62
Jan 12, 2018
Fantastic!
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Level ∞
Jan 12, 2018
How did you decide where to place the dot?
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Level 65
Jan 13, 2018
The dots are placed on around where the language is considered to have been developed into the modern form as it is today.
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Level 60
Feb 27, 2019
Hey QM, did you know that Hindo is a language. At least that's what my brain thought when I took this quiz
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Level 44
Jan 30, 2018
Top notch!
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Level 61
Jan 30, 2018
Amazing Quiz!
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Level 70
Jan 31, 2018
Bit strange for "Min" to be accepted as "Min nan", but to have to type "Min bei" in full. Min nan/Min bei just mean Southern/Northern Min. I think you should either combine the two into "min", or have to type Minnan/Minbei in full for each.
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Level 60
Mar 9, 2018
Pretty tough if you're not a language nerd :)
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Level 78
Jul 26, 2018
Another NALN here - not a language nerd. But then I'm also NAWCN (world capitals) and NAFN (not a flag nerd). (I am learning, thanks to these quizzes, but I'll never achieve nerd status on any of them.)
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Level 67
Mar 3, 2020
Ask your family, I m nowhere near knowing all the capitals, I think they think I am a geography nerd for even knowing all the countries. And well mainly for keeping on trying to learn things on here. (In a good way, like "man you must be a master at that stuff now" )
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Level 79
Mar 14, 2018
If Russian (which originated in European Russia) counts as Asian, why not English, which has over 230 million speakers in India and Pakistan alone?
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Level 81
Jul 26, 2018
I'm guessing it's native speakers only.
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Level 58
Jul 26, 2018
Now I'm wondering how many people in Asia count English as their native language. (Definitely some in Singapore, probably also in India and maybe Hong Kong. Probably not enough in total to make it into this quiz though.)
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Level 65
Sep 27, 2019
It is native speakers only. It's very subjective, the total number of speakers. What counts as fluent? Those kinds of questions need to be asked. I know that a couple hundred thousand people in India speak English natively, can't say about the other countries but the total number is probably no more than 1 to 2 million...? Just an estimate.
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Level 72
Mar 18, 2018
I got 20, and there were 5 or 6 others I should've gotten. The rest I have never heard of. Pretty hard!
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Level 72
Mar 19, 2018
Great quiz. Very challenging.
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Level 71
Jul 26, 2018
This should really help me learn the many languages of India and China now that I can better visualize where they are.
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Level 81
Jul 26, 2018
One of these days I really need to work on remembering the names of more than about 4 South Asian languages.
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Level 71
Jul 26, 2018
Great quiz, great for learning all the variants that don’t have a country of the same name :)
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Level 66
Jul 26, 2018
Maybe consider accepting Nepalese, it is after all Nepal's demonym.
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Level 56
Jul 26, 2018
I'll be honest, I'm surprised I got 22 out of 58. Looking at the answers afterwards, I had a shot at maybe 4 more.
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Level 79
Jul 26, 2018
I heard that Jim Carrey was fluent in Assamese
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Level 81
Jul 26, 2018
When I saw the lower dot in the Philippines, I tried Cebu and then Cebuese. I guess I should have tried a few more forms!
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Level 27
Jul 26, 2018
Why no Armenian or Georgian?
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Level 66
Jul 26, 2018
They have less than 10 million speakers.
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Level 72
Jul 26, 2018
Good quiz. I did badly.
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Level 60
Jul 26, 2018
No Malay? I am shocked.
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Level 58
Jul 27, 2018
Great quiz!
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Level 63
Jul 29, 2018
Well, I got 31, all of what I could have possibly got. Nice quiz.
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Level 61
Oct 3, 2018
Haryanvi is certainly not a language, it's a dialect. Many other "languages" stated for India are actually dialects.
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Level 76
Feb 26, 2019
The difference between "language" and "dialect" is very blurry, and usually political rather than based on scientific/linguistic factors.
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Level 81
Nov 13, 2018
Is it just my browser but randomly throughout this site, including this quiz, the map extends on to the answer grid, start button, type in field and other places. Can it be set to that it doesn't do that please? No form of zooming in or out on my screen affects this. In this one 3 of the answers when I finish are covered up (by Australia which doesn't need to be there) so I am clueless about what they were unless I hover over each individual dot to identify them.
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Level 50
Sep 11, 2019
2 type-in suggestions: Marwadi for Marwari and Khazakh for Kazakh
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Level 47
Mar 23, 2020
Gotta get those languages in India.....
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Level 63
Mar 30, 2020
ARGHGH so close... I typed Chittagongian but not Chittagonian...
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Level 55
May 10, 2020
And here I always thought Syhleti and Chittagonian are dialects of Bengali cause even I'm a bengi....🤣🤣🤣🤣....so funny....I don't even so this much about my mother tongue.