Largest Cities by Language

For each given language, give the three most populous speaking cities.
Population by Urban Area
Rank determined by total population, not language speaking population
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English
23.7 mil
New York City
15.1 mil
Los Angeles
10.2 mil
London
 
 
French
13.3 mil
Kinshasa
10.9 mil
Paris
4.8 mil
Abidjan
 
 
Spanish
20 mil
Mexico City
14.1 mil
Buenos Aires
10.8 mil
Lima
 
 
Portuguese
20.3 mil
Sao Paulo
11.7 mil
Rio de Janeiro
5.9 mil
Luanda
 
 
Dutch
2.8 mil
Rotterdam
2.1 mil
Brussels
1.6 mil
Amsterdam
German
6.7 mil
Ruhr Valley
4.1 mil
Berlin
2.1 mil
Cologne
 
 
Italian
5.3 mil
Milan
3.9 mil
Rome
3.7 mil
Naples
 
 
Greek
3.5 mil
Athens
0.8 mil
Thessaloniki
0.3 mil
Nicosia
 
 
Arabic
15.6 mil
Cairo
6.6 mil
Baghdad
5.6 mil
Riyadh
 
 
Swahili
4.7 mil
Nairobi
4.2 mil
Dar es Salaam
2 mil
Lubumbashi
Afrikaans
8.4 mil
Johannesburg
3.8 mil
Cape Town
3.4 mil
Durban
 
 
Hindi
25 mil
Delhi
17.7 mil
Mumbai
14.7 mil
Kolkata
 
 
Mandarin
23.4 mil
Shanghai
21 mil
Beijing
10.9 mil
Tianjin
 
 
Japanese
42.7 mil
Tokyo
17.4 mil
Osaka
10.1 mil
Nagoya
 
 
Tagalog
24.1 mil
Manila
0.8 mil
Antipolo
0.3 mil
Calamba
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Level 68
May 29, 2016
You have a weird way of writing Rio de Janeiro.
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Level 74
May 29, 2016
Thessaloniki is also spelled incorrectly.
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Level 64
May 30, 2016
Both fixed
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Level 69
Jun 3, 2016
It did not accept riodejaneiro
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Level 66
May 29, 2016
Ruhr is not a city...
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Level 64
May 30, 2016
Yes, which is why I allow Essen and Dusseldorf as type-ins. Considering more than half of people get it, I don't think it posses a problem.
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Level 35
May 30, 2016
It's spelled Thessaloniki.
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Level 52
May 17, 2018
Is this by official language or by popular language, because Durban has mostly English speakers, Shanghai has mostly Wu speakers, and Brussels has mostly French speakers
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Level 65
Oct 11, 2019
I wouldn't be surprised if Mumbai speaks Hindi but surely Kolkata speaks Bengali?