Main Languages of the UK Quiz

Name the most common spoken languages in the United Kingdom
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Last updated: January 30, 2013
First submittedJanuary 30, 2013
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Speaking Population
Langugage
59,600,000
English
1,500,000
Scots
761,000
Welsh
600,000
Punjabi
550,000
Sylheti
521,000
Polish
400,000
Bengali
400,000
Urdu
Speaking Population
Langugage
250,000
Cantonese
201,000
Malayalam
200,000
Greek
200,000
Italian
160,000
Tamil
140,000
Gujarati
115,000
Kashmiri
110,000
Irish Gaelic
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Level 44
Nov 20, 2012
sign language is not a 'spoken language'. And you should accept Scottish and Malay or Malaysian as alternative spellings.
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Level 47
Nov 21, 2012
Corrected, apart from the Malayalam. It is not the same thing as Malay, it is spoken in South West India.
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Level 67
Jan 19, 2019
scottish isnt the same thing ( and has more right to be on here than scots, which is just an english dialect with some extra words like wee and bonnie)
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Level 81
May 4, 2013
Good quiz. Surprising that more European languages aren't on here. How come you accept "Irish" for "Irish Gaelic" but you don't accept "Gaelic?" Also maybe you should accept "British" or "British English." and perhaps Malay for Malayalam... and Chinese for Cantonese... if you wanted to be a little more forgiving. Though not all quizzes have to be forgiving, so, up to you. I still managed to score in 92nd percentile.
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Level 47
May 8, 2013
I'll give you Gaelic, but British? Really? I mean if you don't guess English then you don't deserve the answer.
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Level 28
Mar 30, 2016
There are more Gaelic languages than just Irish though, Manx Gaelic for example.
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Level 67
Jan 19, 2019
Scots is more a dialect than a language, if you have that than you should add cornish aswell.

Scottish gaelic is missing. Though quite possible not enough speakers, then again if scots is of the list, Scottish might be the next one down from irish.

after more research arabic should be on there, french aswell (both above 150.000 in england and wales alone allready) portuguese and spanish aswell (both above 120k in just england and wales, so more for the entire uk)

please provide the source you based this quiz on.

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Level 75
Mar 22, 2020
This seems very unlikely. I've never known a single person from Scotland who spoke Scottish, and Arabic, Spanish, French and Hindi have to be in there, surely? I would check your source