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Most Spoken Languages by Family

Can you name the world's 50 most spoken languages (by native speakers in 2007)? We'll help out by telling you what families they're in. Source: Nationalencyklopedin.
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Last updated: March 24, 2017
First submittedFebruary 5, 2017
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Family
Branch
Sub-branch
Language
Speakers (millions)
Indo-European
Indo-Iranian
Indo-Aryan
Hindi
295
Bengali
200
Punjabi
95
Marathi
73
Urdu
66
Gujarati
49
Odia
33
Bhojpuri
29
Maithili
27
Sindhi
26
Iranian
Persian
45
Pashto
39
Italic
Romance
Spanish
390
Portuguese
205
French
75
Italian
59
Romanian
24
Germanic
West Germanic
English
365
German
92
Balto-Slavic
Slavic
Russian
160
Polish
40
Ukrainian
30
Sino-Tibetan
Chinese
 
Mandarin
935
Wu
80
Yue
59
Jin
48
Southern Min
47
Xiang
38
Hakka
31
Lolo-Burmese
 
Burmese
33
Afro-Asiatic
Semitic
Central Semitic
Arabic
280
South Semitic
Amharic
25
Chadic
 
Hausa
34
Cushitic
 
Oromo
24
Austronesian
Malayo-Polynesian
Nuclear Malayo-Polynesian
Javanese
82
Malay
77
Sundanese
38
Philippine
Tagalog
28
Dravidian
Southern Dravidian
 
Telugu
76
Tamil
70
Kannada
38
Malayalam
38
Japonic
 
 
Japanese
125
Turkic
Common Turkic
Oghuz
Turkish
63
Karluk
Uzbek
26
Austroasiatic
Vietic
 
Vietnamese
76
Koreanic
 
 
Korean
76
Tai–Kadai
Tai
 
Thai
56
Niger–Congo
Volta–Congo
Volta–Niger
Yoruba
28
 
Fula
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level 43
Aug 1, 2017
This is a great quiz!
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level 69
Mar 20, 2018
Fantastic quiz. Really challenging. Missed three of the Indo-Aryan languages. Need to brush up on my Indian languages.