Top 10 Most Spoken Languages in the European Union

Can you name the languages with the most total speakers in the EU?
Data from languageknowledge.eu (adjusted for the UK's exclusion)
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Last updated: February 1, 2020
First submittedJanuary 16, 2018
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Speakers
%
Language
104,950,488
23.6%
English
111,441,771
25.0%
German
89,609,553
20.1%
French
71,475,409
16.1%
Italian
61,424,235
13.8%
Spanish
Speakers
%
Language
42,115,251
9.46%
Polish
24,604,362
5.53%
Dutch
24,089,897
5.41%
Romanian
19,314,538
4.34%
Russian
13,673,617
3.07%
Czech
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Level 81
Jan 15, 2018
Some of those numbers seem low. Poland has a population of 38 million, how can there be only third of that who speak Polish?
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Level 76
Jan 16, 2018
I checked the source.

1) The percentages you use are for all ages and all speakers (native+learned)

2) The absolute numbers don`t match with the percentages. The EU has 512.000.000 inhabitants. Thus, 33% are roughly 169.000.000, 22,4% are 115.000.000 and so on. For Polish, it would be nearly 44.000.000 speakers.

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Level 50
May 18, 2018
Interesting how Russian is on the list. I guess it's widely spoken in parts of Eastern Europe, though, so makes sense.
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Level 64
Feb 1, 2020
Data adjusted for the exclusion of the UK (and % fixed)