Global Muslim Population by Mother Tongue

25 most common mother tongues for the global Muslim population. Note: various dialects of Arabic are counted as separate languages
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Last updated: June 2, 2022
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% of speakers that are Muslim
Number of Muslims
Language
61.9%
125 million
Bengali
93.4%
87 million
Western Punjabi
98.9%
81 million
Turkish
98%
69 million
Urdu
97.9%
56 million
Farsi Persian
81.2%
56 million
Javanese
90.3%
52 million
Egyptian Arabic
98.2%
44 million
Hausa
87%
38 million
Indonesian
98.1%
35 million
Algerian Arabic
96.2%
33 million
Sudanese Arabic
97%
31 million
Sunda
99.7%
28 million
Moroccan Arabic
% of speakers that are Muslim
Number of Muslims
Language
99.8%
28 million
Pashto
96.9%
25 million
Uzbek
99.5%
24 million
Hejazi Arabic
74.4%
24 million
North Levantine Arabic
87.1%
22 million
Sindhi
98.2%
18 million
Mesopotamian Arabic
82.7%
18 million
Saidi Arabic
99.9%
16 million
Malay
96%
16 million
Seraiki
100%
16 million
Somali
100%
15 million
Deccan
99.4%
15 million
Tajik
2 Comments
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Level 82
Jun 2, 2022
Nice quiz idea! Probably worth noting in the description that we need to list varieties of Arabic separately. Shouldn't Azerbaijani be big enough to be included here?
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Level 29
Jun 2, 2022
Thanks for the suggestion! I was mainly using this Wikipedia page as the source, which split Azerbaijani into north (Azerbaijan) and south (Iranian Azerbaijan) languages.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_number_of_native_speakers