Countries and Languages #2

For each selected language, name the country with the greatest number of native speakers.
Some countries are used more than once.
Answer must correspond to the highlighted box
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Last updated: March 7, 2019
First submittedOctober 4, 2016
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Language
Country
Amharic
Ethiopia
Azerbaijani
Iran
Burmese
Myanmar
Cebuano
Philippines
Chittagonian
Bangladesh
Dari
Afghanistan
Gaelic
Ireland
Gujarati
India
Hausa
Nigeria
Hmong Daw
Laos
Language
Country
Ilocano
Philippines
Kannada
India
Korean
South Korea
Malay
Indonesia
Marathi
India
Min Nan
China
Oromo
Ethiopia
Pashto
Pakistan
Quechua
Peru
Sundanese
Indonesia
Language
Country
Telugu
India
Turkmen
Turkmenistan
Urdu
India
Uyghur
China
Uzbek
Uzbekistan
Welsh
United Kingdom
Wu
China
Xhosa
South Africa
Yoruba
Nigeria
Yue
China
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Level 63
Oct 4, 2016
Nice quiz! Much harder than the first one, though there doesn't seem too much variety, as I was expecting.
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Level 81
Oct 5, 2016
The other option was putting in languages that were super easy... like Italian, German, or Vietnamese...
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Level 48
Oct 8, 2016
Very tricky, but I managed to get an okay 21. Good Quiz. It's a shame that there aren't enough languages in the world to make lots of these quizzes.
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Level 81
Oct 8, 2016
There are, but if you exclude the languages in the featured quiz and this sequel, and throw out the ones that are super easy, then you are looking at about a dozen more languages from India and China, and then hundreds that nobody has ever heard of that are spoken by less than 1% of the world's population.
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Level ∞
Oct 9, 2016
Definitely well done considering the constraints!
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Level 58
Mar 24, 2017
Gaelic usually refers to Scottish Gaelic, so the answer for that should be UK. The English name of the Celtic language spoken in Ireland is Irish.
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Level 72
Dec 2, 2017
For variety, you could add in an indigenous language or three from the Americas? A few ideas: I think there is a Mayan language that still has a couple million speakers in Guatemala, or there's always rQuechua. A northerly language like Inuit or Aleut. Maybe some North American language that's vaguely recognizable, like Zuni, Algonquin, Yaqui, Iroquois, or Lakota? Other languages that popped in my mind that, as far as I remember, were not used in the first quiz include: Hittite, Aramaic, Neapolitan, Flemish, Malagasy, Monégasque. Erm... that's all I got!
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Level 81
Dec 2, 2017
I think Quechua was on the first quiz. Malagasy may have been, as well. But good suggestions, nonetheless.
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Level 81
Dec 2, 2017
oh wait... Quechua is on *this* quiz. Is rQuechua something different??
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Level 81
Dec 2, 2017
Actually, nope, I checked and none of those were on the first quiz. Maybe there are enough to squeeze out a part 3, after all. Are there still native speakers of Aramaic and Hittite? The instructions call for the country with the most native speakers, not the country where the language originated. I'd have to look it up.
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Level 81
Mar 7, 2019
I made a part 3 finally. Doing research for it I found that Mayan is not considered a language but a language group; however I added a couple Mayan languages. It's a little confusing sometimes because people are getting so f'ing PC about everything that they like to describe different dialects as distinct languages now, arguing that calling them dialects is somehow imperialist or derogatory or whatever. SMH So.. I ran in to that issue with Inuit and Aleut and a number of other languages you suggested. Interestingly I found that the majority of speakers of Inuit-related languages are actually in Greenland so the answer for that is Denmark not Canada or the US. Algonquin and Iroquois are other language groups not languages, according to what I found, but I stuck on Navajo. Hittite is extinct. Aramaic has several modern versions. And I left off rQuechua if that's a thing, too similar to Quechua.
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Level 55
Aug 19, 2019
Well I got 26, but failed on Dari, which I thought was a variant of Farsi, so kept putting Iran. Is it in the Persian language group?

You could try Aramaic. it is still spoken by a few groups in the middle east, but you might need to see if there are more in either UK or USA. There must be loads of African languages - and just becasue we are ignorant, that does not mean they should not be put in.

great quiz - I'm off to do part 3

Coxbury

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Level 81
Dec 24, 2019
Dari is nearly identical to Persian from what I understand, but it is spoken mostly by ethnic Persians living within the borders of Afghanistan.
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Level 53
Aug 26, 2019
Surprised that Kannada isn't for Canada. Shocking!
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Level 47
May 14, 2020
Azerbaijani in Iran, not Azerbaijan!
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Level 81
May 14, 2020
The Azerbaijani diaspora is quite large, and Azerbaijan is pretty small.