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Top North/South American Languages on the Map

Can you name the 30 most spoken languages of the Americas? Only official languages and languages native to North or South America count, so no immigrant languages such as Chinese, or Punjabi.
While many people may call European languages such as English or Spanish as immigrant languages, the truth is that they have a much more nuanced and complicated relationship within the history of the Americas
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Last updated: September 15, 2020
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Speakers
Language
288 mil
Spanish
248 mil
English
206 mil
Portuguese
10 mil
Quechua
9.6 mil
Haitian Creole
8.1 mil
French
4.8 mil
Guaraní
2.3 mil
Kʼicheʼ
1.7 mil
Nahuatl
1.6 mil
Aymara
Speakers
Language
851 k
Yucatec Maya
800 k
Qʼeqchiʼ
500 k
Mixtec
450 k
Kaqchikel
445 k
Tzeltal
412 k
Papiamento
404 k
Tzotzil
345 k
Dutch
304 k
Otomi
260 k
Mapuche
Speakers
Language
241 k
Chʼol
169 k
Navajo
161 k
Huasteco
140 k
Mazahua
127 k
Tlapaneco
124 k
Purépecha
96 k
Cree
90 k
Ojibwe
70 k
Tamahumara
57 k
Greenlandic
9 Comments
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Level 70
Sep 15, 2020
Apologies for all of the Mexican/Guatemalan languages, there were just so many! I had to remove some in fact, due to them being considered as language groups, rather than a single language. I also considered adding Garifuna. Wikipedia states that there are 100,000 Garifuna speakers in Honduras alone, but I could not find any citations to back that up.
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Level 75
Sep 15, 2020
169,000 people speak Navajo? That seems hard to believe
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Level 70
Sep 15, 2020
It is the most spoken Indigenous language by far in the United States. The number used here is from the 2011 U.S. census, and while the language has suffered decline, it is still one of the most spoken languages in both Arizona and New Mexico.
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Level 56
Sep 15, 2020
This is the worst I had done in this series. Got only 7, 5 of the European amd the other 2 by guessing name of a Mexican Peninsula and the language on Hispaniola. The languages which I missed, I had never heard them before!
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Level 70
Sep 16, 2020
This one is incredibly difficult! I could have included immigrant languages and made evereyone's life easier, but that would go against the spirit of the series (and if I were to place the dots on where it was most spoken, it sure would be fun to place ten or twenty on a single city ie. New York!). Even the Oceanian version should be much easier, once I get around to it.
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Level 37
Oct 7, 2020
I guess this is harder than Asia.
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Level 70
Oct 7, 2020
Just a bit, aye? I hadn't heard of a great deal of these until I made the quiz.
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Level 37
Sep 29, 2020
Great! ;)

Only Got 15

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Level 61
Jan 29, 2024
Can you accept Q'iche for K'iche'?