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Top 10 Languages Spoken in Europe

Which languages have the most native speakers in Europe?
according to Wikipedia
Last updated: January 08, 2017
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Native Speakers
Language
95,000,000
German
95,000,000
Russian
66,700,000
French
60,000,000
Italian
59,800,000
English
Native Speakers
Language
45,000,000
Spanish
38,600,000
Polish
32,600,000
Ukrainian
23,800,000
Romanian
21,900,000
Dutch
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level 57
Jan 7, 2017
Very cool :) and great that there's a source! now I can finally make the five by continent! :)
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level 57
Jan 7, 2017
Spoke too soon, dang it! The pages only show official languages. Some things aren't meant to be...
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level 48
Jan 7, 2017
I'm trying to make a quiz for each continent. But I'm having working out the data myself. When I'm finished feel free to make it!
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level 57
Jan 7, 2017
That's amazing! So far I calculated the English population in Asia as around 444.5 million
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level 48
Jan 7, 2017
I was doing just native speakers. Got this for Asia: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/6121/top-10-spoken-languages-in-asia
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level 57
Jan 7, 2017
Native speakers only? That isn't what your source is working with.
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level 57
Jan 7, 2017
By the way, we now finished the 5-by-continent version. Does it look right? I know we must've made many mistakes. Using all speakers.
and a native speaker-only quiz sounds nice. I'll take a shortcut for that one and wait for you to make the rest :D
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level 48
Jan 7, 2017
Yeah I'm not sure about the source for this one tbh. It claims first and second speakers, but the numbers seem way too low. I find t hard to believe that only 58 million people can speak English as a first or second language.
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level 48
Jan 7, 2017
Sorry 59 million. Anyway. The Russian data on mine is wrong as discussed below, but there than that looks good!
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level 57
Jan 7, 2017
That is true, about English speakers. and looks good? Great, but I know someone will correct my numbers or languages. I love feedback especially if its helpful, but I'd rather have it before I actually submit the quiz so I know it's right. Anyone else, feel free to critique.. :)
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level 57
Jan 7, 2017
Very odd fact: we just added the numbers up on "Countries by English speaking population" and got... 260 million!! Check yourself if you want to. These definitely look like native speakers, so I'll need to fix all of my Europe
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level 65
Jan 7, 2017
The correct number for Russian according to the source is 95 million, 82 million is for Russia only.
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level 57
Jan 7, 2017
+1 95 million includes Russophones in Belarus and Ukraine, etc.
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level 48
Jan 7, 2017
Yeah I've changed it, just waiting for the quizmaster to approve it.
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level 70
Jan 7, 2017
Excellent quiz, quite challenging but I got the last with 4 s cones to spare.
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level 58
Feb 24, 2017
Misspelled Ukrainian Ukranian. Only one I missed.
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level 47
Apr 20, 2017
Same!
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level 50
May 22, 2018
same :(
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level 57
Apr 20, 2017
Forgot all about the bloody Dutch
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level 59
Apr 20, 2017
This quiz unfairly advantages people who aren't ignorant.
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level 47
Apr 20, 2017
lol
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level 56
Apr 20, 2017
Surprised Serbo-Croatian didn't make it.
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level 67
Apr 20, 2017
So close.
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level 65
Apr 20, 2017
I somehow managed to forget English. *facepalm*
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level 58
Apr 20, 2017
Que?
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level 48
Jun 30, 2018
same :8
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level 69
Apr 20, 2017
Should turkish make the list?
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level 48
Apr 21, 2017
The source says there's about 19 million native Turkish speakers in Europe.
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level 26
Apr 26, 2017
There are more French speakers that What you said... France alone is 67millions. The you have to add The French speakers of Belgium,Luxembourg, Monaco, Andorra and Switzerland
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level 48
Apr 26, 2017
Don't forget this is native speakers only. Not everyone in France is a native speaker. And the populations of the rest of those countries is quite small. Also only 65 million live in Metropolitan France.
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level 39
Nov 18, 2017
You have the number of people speaking Dutch at 21,900 million. As you say that the quiz only accounts for native speakers of a language and the population of the Netherlands is 17 million, almost half of Belgium must then be native Dutch speakers? (Pop. of Belgium is 11 million). Are you considering Flemish as Dutch?
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level 48
Jan 13, 2018
Flemish is the same as Dutch, just with a different accent and a few different words for some things. It's like the difference between UK English and US English.
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level 56
Dec 26, 2017
Yes, Dutch is an official language of Belgium (often referred to as Flemish) and is native for 60% of the population.
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level 60
Feb 28, 2018
Surprised at the low number for English. The population of the UK is over 65 million, the vast majority of whom will be English speakers. Add in some 4.7 million Irish - the vast majority of whom will also be English speakers, and you aren't far short of 70 million.
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level 52
Jun 30, 2018
The vast majority will be English speakers but a significant minority will not be native speakers.