List of Languages by total number of Speakers

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Rank Language Family Total Speakers
1 Mandarin Chinese (incl. Standard Chinese) Sino-Tibetan, Chinese 1,090 million
2 English Indo-European, Germanic 942 million
3 Spanish Indo-European, Romance 570 million
4 Arabic Afro-Asiatic, Semitic 385 million
5 Hindi [Note 1] Indo-European, Indo-Aryan 380 million
6 Russian Indo-European, Slavic 260 million
7 Bengali Indo-European, Indo-Aryan 259 million
8 Portuguese Indo-European, Romance 250 million
9 Malay (incl. Indonesian and Malaysian) Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian 250 million
10 French Indo-European, Romance 220 million[4]
11 German Indo-European, Germanic 210 million
12 Urdu Indo-European, Indo-Aryan 162 million
13 Punjabi Indo-European, Indo-Aryan 146 million
14 Japanese Japonic 130 million
15 Persian (Farsi) Indo-European, Iranian 110 million[7]
16 Swahili Niger–Congo language, Coastal Tanzanian, Bantu 98 million
17 Tamil (incl. Tamil languages) Dravidian 92 million
18 Italian Indo-European, Romance 85 million
19 Javanese Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian 84 million
20 Telugu Dravidian 79 million
21 Korean Koreanic 77 million
22 Wu Chinese (incl. Shanghainese) Sino-Tibetan, Chinese 77 million
23 Marathi Indo-European, Indo-Aryan 75 million
24 Turkish Turkic, Oghuz 71 million
25 Vietnamese Austroasiatic, Viet–Muong 78 million
26 Yue Chinese (incl. Cantonese) Sino-Tibetan, Chinese 62 million

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