Countries and Languages #3

For each selected language, name the country with the greatest number of native speakers.
Answer must correspond to highlighted box
Some countries used more than once
*languages with asterisk include non-native speakers
Quiz by kalbahamut
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Last updated: March 7, 2019
First submittedMarch 7, 2019
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Language
Country
Alemannic
Switzerland
Aragonese
Spain
Breton
France
Domari
Egypt
Flemish
Belgium
Galician
Spain
Inuit
Denmark
Jin
China
Kordofan Nubian
Sudan
Malagasy
Madagascar
Language
Country
Malayalam
India
Manx*
United Kingdom
Monégasque
Monaco
Navajo
United States
Neapolitan
Italy
Nepali
Nepal
Nynorsk*
Norway
Pirahã
Brazil
Q'eqchi'
Guatemala
Sanskrit
India
Language
Country
Scots
United Kingdom
Seneca
United States
Sicilian
Italy
Swahili
Tanzania
Tuareg
Niger
Uyghur
China
Venetian
Italy
Western Aramaic
Syria
Yucatec Maya
Mexico
Zamboanga
Philippines
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Level 81
Mar 7, 2019
It took a while to make this, but finally managed to squeeze out a part 3. I think it might even be better than part 2
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Level 81
Mar 7, 2019
Thanks to samiamco for some of the ideas for this.
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Level 81
Mar 8, 2019
I accidentally doubled up one language here... Uyghur also appears on #2. If Quizmaster ever decided to feature either or both of these I'll fix it. Please ask if you want me to make any changes.
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Level 81
Mar 29, 2019
Interesting the vast difference in percentages between Navajo and Seneca.
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Level 73
May 7, 2019
Please make it easier, I am one of the top geographers in Virginia and only got 23
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Level 81
May 7, 2019
You might enjoy one of the first two quizzes in this series.
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Level 55
Aug 19, 2019
Hmm - 28. Not bad. Somehow I wanted Seneca to have something to do with Ancient Rome, but got there in the end. Not sure about Flemish. Is it different from Dutch. If you define Flemish as 'Dutch that is spoken in Belgium', then Belgium is clearly the correct answer. I would also rather assume that most people in Mali are Tuareg - but then perhaps the main issue with Tuareg is that the people are nomadic over large distances. So perhaps there are more of them in Niger for more of the time than anywhere else for the rest of the time.

This was very good. You MIGHT want to try putting the languages in their own language - that should set cats amongst pigeons

Coxbury

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Level 81
Aug 19, 2019
"Flemish

Regionalized dialect

Flemish also called Flemish Dutch, Belgian Dutch, or Southern Dutch, is a Lower Franconian / Dutch dialect. It is spoken in the whole northern region of Belgium as well as French Flanders and the Dutch Zeelandic Flanders by approximately 6.5 million people. "

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Level 55
Aug 19, 2019
Sanskrit - well there's a source for argument. It says 'spoken' language. Now whilst Sanskrit is indeed spoken as part of the Hindu liturgy; the number of native Sanskrit speakers in India is apparently rather less than 1% of the population.

So could you perhaps have Latin, and suggest the answer as Vatican City. Except can you prove that there are more people who can speak Latin in Vatican than in say Brazil; Mexico or Ireland. Hmm Just a thought.

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Level 81
Aug 19, 2019
1% of the population of India is 13 million people.
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Level 65
Dec 24, 2019
Tuareg is a language family. The main Inuit language of Greenland is Greenlandic/Kalaallisut.
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Level 81
Dec 24, 2019
"language," "dialect," and "language family" have squishy definitions especially now in the era of no hurt feelings.
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Level 48
Nov 18, 2020
Could we please have "somewhere in Africa a bit up from the middle" as a type-in for the Sudanese one? Please. THX
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Level 45
Dec 2, 2020
Nynorsk is not a spoken language, and should therefore not be a part of this quiz. The spoken language is norsk, with two written standards: nynorsk and bokmål.
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Level 81
Dec 2, 2020
still a language
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Level 45
Dec 2, 2020
Your quiz states the point is to "...name the country with the greatest number of native speakers". Since nynorsk is not a spoken language, there are no native speakers of it or a single speaker in general.
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Level 81
Dec 2, 2020
If you see something written in Nynorsk is it not possible to read it aloud?

Anyway I understand what you're saying. I don't care.