Top World Languages A-Z

For each letter of the alphabet, name the language with the most estimated number of native speakers.
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Language
A
295 mil
Arabic
B
205 mil
Bengali
C
59 mil
Cantonese
D
21 mil
Dutch
E
360 mil
English
F
74 mil
French
G
89 mil
German
H
310 mil
Hindi
I
77 mil
Indonesian
J
125 mil
Japanese
K
76 mil
Korean
L
20 mil
Lao
M
955 mil
Mandarin
 
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Language
N
17 mil
Nepali
O
33 mil
Oriya
P
215 mil
Portuguese
Q
9 mil
Quechua
R
155 mil
Russian
S
405 mil
Spanish
T
76 mil
Telugu
U
66 mil
Urdu
V
76 mil
Vietnamese
W
80 mil
Wu
X
38 mil
Xiang
Y
28 mil
Yoruba
Z
10 mil
Zulu
23 Comments
+2
Level 82
Jul 5, 2015
You should accept Nepalese for Nepali. Missed that one because of this. I think I also misspelled Yoruba but don't know how. Yaroba or Yaruba maybe.
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Level 65
Jul 6, 2015
Thanks for the suggestion; we will fix!
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Level 66
Apr 12, 2021
"We"?
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Level 73
Apr 2, 2016
T was the toughest. I tried Turkish, Thai, Tagalog and Tamil
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Level 70
Jan 20, 2019
yea T was tough, had a hard time with B aswell though, belarusian. bulgarian, burmese, basque, breton... And L and M (got l though, but missed zulu... I ended up with all but; b,m,o,q,t,x,y,z I should ve gotten b, m and z... )
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Level 65
Feb 15, 2022
That's my language :)
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Level 71
Feb 15, 2022
Telugu was one of my first guesses. Unfortunately I always misspell it as "Telegu" without realizing it. Sigh...
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Level 63
May 28, 2016
Oriya is also spelled Odia.
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Level 65
May 29, 2016
Odia is now accepted :)
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Level 70
May 6, 2019
Considering that Indonesian is a standardised version of Malay, should it be put under I?
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Level 48
Oct 16, 2020
accept Portugese
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Level 73
Apr 12, 2021
Interesting quiz. From those I've missed, I've never heard of T and O. It's weird to see languages with almost as many speakers as Germany's population (for T) which I didn't even know existed.
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Level 65
Feb 15, 2022
I have a blog about it (T) if you want to learn more!
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Level 63
Apr 12, 2021
so i get Nepali, but not Arabic...
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Level 68
Apr 12, 2021
Weird that Oromo, a language spoken by a third of Ethiopia, is missing from the Ethnologue list. It's close to Odiya in terms of speakers (it might even beat it), but for some reason it's not on the article!
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Level 65
Feb 15, 2022
I also tried Oromo.
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Level 65
Feb 15, 2022
*checks language quiz*

*sees telugu is there*

*happy telugu noises*

Great quiz, nominated!

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Level 44
Feb 15, 2022
There are more than 80 million Turkish speakers worldwide according to 2021 estimates. Should knock Telugu or other Star Trek languages off the list.
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Level 65
Feb 15, 2022
Telugu has 82. And what else do you consider a Star Trek language?
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Level 56
Feb 15, 2022
Dutch! Argh! Idiot!
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Level 41
Feb 15, 2022
Bengali is also called Bangla. Accept this too
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Level 56
Apr 7, 2022
i got all but m. I feel so silly.
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Level 57
Aug 17, 2023
I can't even describe how stupid I'm feeling right now.

Did I miss Arabic? No.

Did I miss Spanish? No.

I. Just. Missed. English.