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Most-Spoken Language Families

Enter the name of a language family into the box that corresponds with its location(s) where it is spoken, and the percentage of people that speak a language from that language family. Ninety-five percent of the world's people speak a language from one of the 9 language families listed here.
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First submittedOctober 13, 2012
Last updatedOctober 13, 2012
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Percentage
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North and South America, Europe, Australia and parts of Asia and Africa
45.7%
Indo-European
China, parts of Southeast Asia, and Russia
21.1%
Sino-Tibetan
Sub-Saharan Africa
6.4%
Niger-Congo
Middle East, Northern Africa
6.0%
Afro-Asiatic
Madagascar, Indonesia, Philippines, and other islands in Oceania
5.9%
Austronesian
Southern India, and part of Sri Lanka
3.8%
Dravidian
Turkey, Central Asia, Mongolia, and part of China
2.3%
Altaic
Japan
2.1%
Japanese
Cambodia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, and part of Indonesia
1.7%
Austro-Asiatic
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level 59
Oct 13, 2012
Good, tough quiz. Could you maybe accept Dravidic for Dravidian and Semitic for Afro-Asiatic?
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level 34
Oct 13, 2012
Yes, both are now accepted! (But the edit is pending review.) Thanks for the suggestions.
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level 34
Oct 13, 2012
Actually, after further research, I found that Semitic is a group of languages within the Afro-Asiatic branch. However, Semito-Hamitic, Hamito-Semitic, Erythraean, and Afrasian, all the other names for this, will be accepted pending review!
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level 66
Sep 4, 2013
It's called Japonic languages. The Altaic family hasn't been accepted by most linguists; it's just a proposed grouping, and it even includes Japonic.