English

239M

1. English

English has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years.

Spanish

41M

2. Spanish

Spanish is a global language and the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese.

Chinese

3.5M

3. Chinese

Chinese is a group of languages that forms the Sinitic branch of the Sino-Tibetan languages. Chinese languages are spoken by many ethnic groups in China. Chinese is the most spoken languages in the world.

Tagalog - Filipino

1.7M

4. Tagalog - Filipino

Tagalog is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by a quarter of the population of the Philippines.

Vietnamese

1.5M

5. Vietnamese

Vietnamese is an Austroasiatic language that originated in Vietnam, where it is the national and official language.

Arabic

1.2M

6. Arabic

Arabic is a Semitic language that first emerged in the 1st to 4th centuries CE.

French

1.2M

7. French

French is an official language in 29 countries across multiple continents.

Korean

1.1M

8. Korean

Korean is the official language of both Koreas: North Korea and South Korea.

Russian

0.94M

9. Russian

Russian is the largest native language in Europe and the most geographically widespread language in Eurasia.

German

0.92M

10. German

German is the most widely spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol in Italy, the German-speaking Community of Belgium and Liechtenstein.

Haitian Creole

0.87M

11. Haitian Creole

Haitian Creole is a French-based creole language spoken by 10-12 million people worldwide, and the only language of most Haitians.

Hindi

0.86M

12. Hindi

Hindi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in India and across the Indian subcontinent.