Most Popular Language in Every Country (with a map)

Fill in the map of the world by naming the most popular language (NOT necessarily the official language) in each country.
Source- the gate website article and other Wikipedia websites. The data is mainly derived from the CIA World Factbook and Ethnologue
Only focusing on L1 languages (people's native language), for the more thorough methodology, see the comment section
For the creole/patois/pidgin languages, please be specific and answer either "parent language + creole" or "origin + creole"
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Last updated: October 28, 2021
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Country
Language
Afghanistan
Dari Persian
Albania
Albanian
Algeria
Arabic
Andorra
Catalan
Angola
Portuguese
Antigua and Barbuda
English
Argentina
Spanish
Armenia
Armenian
Australia
English
Austria
German
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani
Bahamas
English
Bahrain
Arabic
Bangladesh
Bengali
Barbados
English
Belarus
Russian
Belgium
Dutch
Belize
Spanish
Benin
French
Bhutan
Tshangla
Bolivia
Spanish
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnian
Botswana
Tswana
Brazil
Portuguese
Brunei
Malay
Bulgaria
Bulgarian
Burkina Faso
French
Burundi
Kirundi
Cambodia
Khmer
Cameroon
Cameroonian Pidgin English (English Creole)
Canada
English
Cape Verde
Portuguese
Central African Republic
Gbaya
Chad
French
Chile
Spanish
China
Mandarin
Colombia
Spanish
Comoros
Arabic
Costa Rica
Spanish
Croatia
Croatian
Cuba
Spanish
Cyprus
Greek
Czech Republic
Czech
Democratic Republic of the Congo
French
Denmark
Danish
Djibouti
French
Dominica
Dominican Creole (French Creole)
Dominican Republic
Spanish
East Timor
Tetum
Ecuador
Spanish
Egypt
Arabic
El Salvador
Spanish
Equatorial Guinea
Spanish
Eritrea
Tigrinya
Estonia
Estonian
Eswatini
Swazi
Ethiopia
Oromo
Federated States of Micronesia
English
Fiji
English
Finland
Finnish
France
French
Gabon
French
Gambia
English
Georgia
Georgian
Germany
German
Ghana
Twi
Greece
Greek
Grenada
Grenadian Creole (English/French Creole)
Guatemala
Spanish
Guinea
French
Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau Creole (Portuguese Creole)
Guyana
English/Guyanese Creole (English Creole)
Haiti
French
Honduras
Spanish
Hungary
Hungarian
Iceland
Icelandic
India
Hindi
Indonesia
Bahasa Indonesia
Iran
Persian
Iraq
Arabic
Ireland
English
Israel
Hebrew
Italy
Italian
Ivory Coast
Baoulé
Jamaica
Jamaican Patois (English Creole)
Japan
Japanese
Jordan
Arabic
Kazakhstan
Kazakh
Kenya
Kikuyu
Kiribati
Gilbertese
Kosovo
Albanian
Kuwait
Arabic
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz
Laos
Lao
Latvia
Latvian
Lebanon
Arabic
Lesotho
Sesotho
Liberia
Kpelle
Country
Language
Libya
Arabic
Liechtenstein
German
Lithuania
Lithuanian
Luxembourg
Luxembourgish
Madagascar
French
Malawi
English
Malaysia
Bahasa Malaysia
Maldives
Dhibehi
Mali
French
Malta
Maltese
Marshall Islands
Marshallese
Mauritania
Hassaniya Arabic
Mauritius
Mauritian Creole (French Creole)
Mexico
Spanish
Moldova
Moldovan/Romanian
Monaco
French
Mongolia
Mongolian
Montenegro
Serbian
Morocco
Arabic
Mozambique
Makhuwa
Myanmar
Burmese
Namibia
Kwanyama
Nauru
Nauruan
Nepal
Nepali
Netherlands
Dutch
New Zealand
English
Nicaragua
Spanish
Niger
French
Nigeria
English
North Korea
Korean
North Macedonia
Macedonian
Norway
(Bokmål) Norwegian
Oman
Arabic
Pakistan
Punjabi
Palau
Palauan
Panama
Spanish
Papua New Guinea
Tok Pisin (English Creole)
Paraguay
Guarani
Peru
Spanish
Philippines
Filipino
Poland
Polish
Portugal
Portuguese
Qatar
Arabic
Republic of the Congo
Kituba
Romania
Romanian
Russia
Russian
Rwanda
Kinyar-Wanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
English
Saint Lucia
English
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
English
Samoa
Samoan
San Marino
Italian
São Tomé and Príncipe
Portuguese
Saudi Arabia
Arabic
Senegal
French
Serbia
Serbian
Seychelles
Seychellois Creole (French Creole)
Sierra Leone
English
Singapore
English
Slovakia
Slovak
Slovenia
Slovenian
Solomon Islands
Solomons Pidgin (English Creole)
Somalia
Somali
South Africa
Zulu
South Korea
Korean
South Sudan
Arabic
Spain
Spanish
Sri Lanka
Sinhala
Sudan
Arabic
Suriname
Dutch
Sweden
Swedish
Switzerland
German
Syria
Arabic
Taiwan
Mandarin
Tajikistan
Tajik
Tanzania
Swahili
Thailand
Thai
Togo
French
Tonga
Tongan
Trinidad and Tobago
English
Tunisia
Arabic
Turkey
Turkish
Turkmenistan
Turkmen
Tuvalu
Tuvaluan
Uganda
Luganda
Ukraine
Ukrainian
United Arab Emirates
Arabic
United Kingdom
English
United States
English
Uruguay
Spanish
Uzbekistan
Uzbek
Vanuatu
Apma/Bislama (English Creole)
Vatican City
Italian
Venezuela
Spanish
Vietnam
Vietnamese
Yemen
Arabic
Zambia
Bemba
Zimbabwe
Shona
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Level 59
Apr 30, 2021
Methodology:

The data (as of 2019) focus on L1 languages, i.e., people’s primary languages to make sure we were only including languages that were actually used on a daily basis.

We started out by gathering data from the CIA World Factbook and listed the most commonly used languages in all the countries we could, and then filled in any gaps and double-checked the information with the world language website, Ethnologue.

Whenever any data from Ethnologue didn’t match up with the CIA’s data (as it includes L2 languages as well), we swapped it for the Ethnologue data.

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Level 53
Jun 6, 2021
I think Indonesia's should be Javanese
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Level 67
Jul 19, 2021
Please accept Dhivehi
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Level 59
Jul 20, 2021
Accpeted!
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Level 61
Jul 19, 2021
Can you accept English to English Creole,French to French Creole?
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Level 59
Jul 20, 2021
No. They are not the same and not mutually intelligible
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Level 74
Aug 2, 2021
Your source seems to use L2 data for much of Africa. For example, Madagascar's answer should, without doubt, be Malagasy, not French. And there are many more. Why not just use Ethnologue for every country?
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Level 59
Aug 13, 2021
I used Ethnologue for every country! Also, if you don't mind, you could spend your time and energy to make a better quiz on your own! Trust me, the data would be full of ambiguity.
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Level 53
Oct 27, 2021
Accept Tetun for Tetum please
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Level 59
Oct 28, 2021
accepted now
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Level 39
Jan 24, 2022
Great Quiz