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What are the world’s most common languages? Estimating these most common language populations can be tricky. Quiz yourself: See how many of these most common languages you can name before looking at the list.

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The people of Spain and the language of Spain and of most of the countries in Central and South America.

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Russian’s 155 million speakers make it the world’s eighth most common language. It is also one of the six official languages of the United Nations, along with Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, ...

Domain: Language; Category: World languages

Fifteen years ago, German held the tenth spot, though Punjabi has recently surpassed it. With 102 million speakers, Punjabi is mainly spoken in India and Pakistan, and is a native language of 1.44 ...

Domain: Language; Category: World languages

Out of the 215 million Portuguese speakers worldwide, nearly 150 million of them speak Brazilian Portuguese, the most common language variant. Portuguese is also the official language of other ...

Domain: Language; Category: World languages

With over 955 million speakers, Mandarin claims the top spot as the world’s most common language. One of the five major dialects of Chinese, Mandarin is the official language of China and Taiwan, as ...

Domain: Language; Category: World languages

Out of the approximately 125 million people who speak Japanese, 124 million live in Japan and the island group of Okinawa. This makes it unusual among the most common languages in its geographic ...

Domain: Language; Category: World languages

Although they have different written forms, Hindi and Urdu share a history, many common words, and a grammar. Many linguists consider them different “registers” of the same common language. Over 310 ...

Domain: Language; Category: World languages

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