Please consider that all figures presented are for native speakers!
- Languages such as Irish have smaller communities of native speakers, but many people learn some of it as a second language.
- Yes, Catalan has only 4.1 million native speakers. Half of Catalonia speaks Spanish as a native language and the number is larger is Valencia.
- Yes, Romanian and Romani are different languages and no, they are not closely related.
- I've updated this quiz to remove dialects, although I can think of at least one language which may be controversial.
- I will add Tatar and Bashkir in future, right now they are off the map so I will have to redo the entire map first in order to add them :(
If it means spoken in Europe, then Arabic qualifies,again according to the source above
"it" standing for "Arabic" here, I realised after re-reading myself that it was unclear.
Anyway Kazakhstan is transcontinental but it only includes the European Kazakh population on this quiz.
It is as valid as some of the Italian 'languages'.
Sort of like between all the different germanic languages; good, goed, gut, god, góð (english, dutch, german, danish, icelandic) etc
I think it is something like: Swiss-German is just a dialect and does not really count as a language, because there are so many different dialects in Swiss. (Zürich-german Wallis-German etc.)
My geography isnt great I am assuming the last word (first part) is a region but I dont know it so wouldn't know the english version, made an educated guess and englified it ;).
Some pictures they do not even look real but made out of felt! (Yes I know where it comes from) (needle felted, not the flat pieces)
Tatar should definitely be included as it is firmly west of the Urals and most speakers are in Europe (Kazan)
Also, please accept Slovenian and not just Slovene. Both are equally accepted in the dictionary.
Last, if we are to include the Serbo-Croatian languages and Italian languages as distinct, we should also include Valencian as separate from Catalan. The Spanish Constitution makes this distinction as does basically everyone in the Valencian Community.
“kazak” is surely close enough? “Slovenian” like wise.
These are Level 1 (native speakers) that we are looking for. The UK has several immigrant languages as well as Welsh/Scots which my source considers a language not a dialect. Ireland only has 4.8 million people to add to that, some of whom are speakers of various immigrant languages too (and a sizeable native Irish-speaking community).
Most Catalan speakers speak it as a second language, and there are tons of native Spanish speakers even in Catalonia. Everyone who speaks a language as their second or third toungue is discounted, for it becomes subjective when deciding how fluent someone must be in a language in order to be called a speaker of said language.
Their first language is Hungarian, and only after Romanian.
Missed 2 then :(
Great quiz, thanks!