- There's almost sixty million native speakers in Italy itself and the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland.
- Italian remains a prestige language spoken as a second language by a good number of Slovenes, Croatians and Albanians.
- Many Spaniards and Romanians speak Italian as a second language, at least partly because the similarity to their own native languages makes it easy to learn.
- There's a large Italian diaspora in other European countries, notably France, Britain and Germany, where Italian is still spoken at home.
I see you placed Arabic in #5 for Asia with 100 million speakers.
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