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Top Official Languages by Total Area Covered

For each official language add up the areas of the countries where it is official. Which languages cover the greatest area?
Based on this quiz but languages were also added to countries without an official language
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First submittedOctober 24, 2017
Last updatedOctober 24, 2017
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Area
Language
42,544,442
English
20,491,462
French
20,230,697
Russian
14,555,382
Arabic
11,994,585
Spanish
10,740,194
Portuguese
9,633,873
Chinese
3,287,263
Hindustani (Hindi)
2,828,291
Berber
Area
Language
2,724,900
Kazakh
1,910,931
Malay (Indonesian)
1,802,767
Tswana
1,767,004
Swahili
1,648,195
Persian
1,564,110
Mongolian
1,251,392
Sotho
1,238,401
Swazi
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level 67
Oct 29, 2017
Good quiz, I didn't do as well as I should have done. I did not know 'Kazakh' was a discrete language.
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level 75
May 21, 2019
Greenlandic would be 11th on this list if Greenland were a country.