Most Common Language for Every Country

Below are all 196 countries in the world. For each one, name the most common language spoken there.
don't forget about the creole languages!
Quiz by relessness
Rate:
Last updated: March 23, 2016
First submittedMarch 23, 2016
Times taken825
Rating3.83
Report this quizReport
10:00
Enter language here
0
 / 112 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Europe
Albania
Albanian
Andorra
Catalan
Austria
German
Belarus
Russian
Belgium
Dutch
Bosnia &
Herzegovina
Bosnian
Bulgaria
Bulgarian
Croatia
Croatian
Czech Republic
Czech
Denmark
Danish
Estonia
Estonian
Finland
Finnish
France
French
Germany
German
Greece
Greek
Hungary
Hungarian
Iceland
Icelandic
Ireland
English
Italy
Italian
Kosovo
Albanian
Latvia
Latvian
Liechtenstein
Alemannic
Lithuania
Lithuanian
Luxembourg
Luxembourgish
Macedonia
Macedonian
Malta
Maltese
Moldova
Romanian
Monaco
French
Montenegro
Montenegrin
Netherlands
Dutch
Norway
Norwegian
Poland
Polish
Portugal
Portuguese
Romania
Russian
Russia
Russian
San Marino
Italian
Serbia
Serbian
Slovakia
Slovak
Slovenia
Slovene
Spain
Spanish
Sweden
Swedish
Switzerland
German
Ukraine
Ukrainian
United Kingdom
English
Vatican City
Latin
 
 
North America
Antigua & Barbuda
Creole English
Bahamas
Creole English
Barbados
Bajan
Belize
Creole English
Canada
English
Costa Rica
Spanish
Cuba
Spanish
Dominica
Creole French
Dominican
Republic
Spanish
El Salvador
Spanish
Grenada
Creole English
Guatemala
Spanish
Haiti
Haitian Creole
Honduras
Spanish
Jamaica
Creole English
Mexico
Spanish
Nicaragua
Spanish
Panama
Spanish
St. Kitts & Nevis
Creole English
St. Lucia
Creole French
St. Vincent & the
Grenadines
Creole English
Trinidad & Tobago
Creole English
United States
English
Asia
Afghanistan
Darī
Armenia
Armenian
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani
Bahrain
Arabic
Bangladesh
Bengali
Bhutan
Dzongkha
Brunei
Brunei
Burma
Burmese
Cambodia
Khmer
China
Chinese
Cyprus
Greek
East Timor
Tetun Dili
Georgia
Georgian
India
Hindi
Indonesia
Indonesian
Iran
Farsi
Iraq
Arabic
Israel
Hebrew
Japan
Japanese
Jordan
Arabic
Kazakhstan
Kazakh
Kuwait
Arabic
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz
Laos
Lao
Lebanon
Arabic
Malaysia
Malay
Maldives
Maldivian
Mongolia
Mongolian
Nepal
Nepali
North Korea
Korean
Oman
Arabic
Pakistan
Urdu
Philippines
Tagalog
Qatar
Arabic
Saudi Arabia
Arabic
Singapore
English
South Korea
Korean
Sri Lanka
Sinhala
Syria
Arabic
Taiwan
Chinese
Tajikistan
Tajiki
Thailand
Thai
Turkey
Turkish
Turkmenistan
Turkmen
United Arab
Emirates
Arabic
Uzbekistan
Uzbek
Vietnam
Vietnamese
Yemen
Arabic
 
 
Oceania
Australia
English
Fiji
Fijian
Kiribati
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Marshallese
Micronesia
(Fed. States)
English
Nauru
Nauruan
New Zealand
English
Palau
Palau
Papua New
Guinea
English
Samoa
Samoan
Solomon Islands
Creole English
Tonga
Tongan
Tuvalu
Tuvaluan
Vanuatu
Bislama
South America
Argentina
Spanish
Bolivia
Spanish
Brazil
Portuguese
Chile
Spanish
Colombia
Spanish
Ecuador
Spanish
Guyana
Creole English
Paraguay
Guaraní
Peru
Spanish
Suriname
Dutch
Uruguay
Spanish
Venezuela
Spanish
 
 
Africa
Algeria
Arabic
Angola
Portuguese
Benin
Fon
Botswana
Setswana
Burkina Faso
Mòoré
Burundi
Rundi
Cameroon
Creole English
Cape Verde
Kabuverdianu
Central African
Republic
Sango
Chad
Arabic
Comoros
Comorian
Congo (Dem. Rep.)
Kituba
Congo (Rep. of.)
Kituba
Cote d'Ivoire
French
Djibouti
Somali
Egypt
Arabic
Equatorial Guinea
Fang
Eritrea
Tigrigna
Ethiopia
Amharic
Gabon
French
Gambia
Mandinka
Ghana
English
Guinea
Pular
Guinea-Bissau
Creole Portuguese
Kenya
Swahili
Lesotho
Sotho
Liberia
Creole English
Libya
Arabic
Madagascar
Malagasy
Malawi
Chichewa
Mali
Bambara
Mauritania
Arabic
Mauritius
Morisyen
Morocco
Arabic
Mozambique
Portuguese
Namibia
Afrikaans
Niger
Hausa
Nigeria
English
Rwanda
Kinyarwanda
São Tomé &
Principe
Portuguese
Senegal
Wolof
Seychelles
Creole French
Sierra Leone
Creole English
Somalia
Somali
South Africa
English
South Sudan
English
Sudan
Arabic
Swaziland
Swazi
Tanzania
Swahili
Togo
French
Tunisia
Arabic
Uganda
Swahili
Zambia
Bemba
Zimbabwe
Shona
+1
Level 73
Mar 23, 2016
nice idea but I think some fixing is needed: do you mean the first most common instead of the second most common? Swahili and Kiswahili can be merged, I think gilbertese should be accepted as a type-in for kiribati
+1
Level 47
Mar 23, 2016
Thanks! updated it
+4
Level 67
Mar 23, 2016
I too like this quiz but I think there are still a few issues. The Bantu languages should probably be accepted either with or without their classifier prefixes: (Se)Tswana, (Ki)Rundi, (Ki)Tuba, (Kinya)Rwanda, (Chi)Chewa, (Chi)Bemba, (Chi)Shona.

There are also some languages here that are not the most common mother tongue in the country. Latin is no one's mother tongue, and either Italian or German (because of the Swiss Guards) is the most common mother tongue of its residents. Punjabi is the native language of almost half of all Pakistanis, although most of them learn Urdu at some point. Brunei Malay and Tetum Dili are really just dialects of Malay and Tetum, and are certainly closer to their standard dialects than, say, the Arab dialects. Tigrinya should be accepted for Tigrigna, Persian for Farsi, and Azeri for Azerbaijani.

+1
Level 42
Jul 17, 2017
+1
+3
Level 74
Mar 23, 2016
You have asked for most common mother tongue. Nobody speaks Latin as a mother tongue, not even in the Vatican.
+2
Level 81
Mar 24, 2016
Doesn't this quiz already exist?

Also, I tried English, French, and Creole... none of which were accepted for Jamaica, etc. Had no idea what you wanted.

+2
Level 55
Feb 19, 2018
I thought Romania spoke Romanian, not Russian
+2
Level 84
Aug 20, 2018
Most common language in Montenegro is Serbian. At the 2011 census, 42% of the population declared Serbian to be their native language, while 37% declared it to be Montenegrin.
+3
Level 43
Jan 11, 2019
It doesn't accept Persian for Farsi? Are you kidding me?
+2
Level 40
Mar 14, 2021
there are quite a few mistakes with this quiz.

I won't list them all but here are a few;

-The most spoken language in Liechtenstein is German

-Persian should be accepted as well as Farsi

-'Brunei' isn't a language (84% speak Malay)

-Tswana should be accepted

-They speak primarily Spanish in equatorial guinea

-Tigrigna is incorrect, should be tigrinya

-French is the most widely spoken language in DRC

-Romanians speak Romanian, not Russian

-Latin is not the most common language in the vatican

I didn't write down all the mistakes, there are a few more.

Otherwise a very good quiz, great effort!!