Countries With the Most Italian Speakers

Name the countries with the most people speaking Italian as a first or additional language.
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Last updated: August 2, 2020
First submittedDecember 11, 2018
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# Speakers
%
Country
58.2 mil
98%
Italy
4.05 mil
2.1%
Brazil
3.28 mil
1.2%
United States
3.23 mil
5.1%
France
2.53 mil
3.2%
Germany
1.49 mil
7.4%
Romania
# Speakers
%
Country
1.36 mil
3.5%
Argentina
1.34 mil
2.1%
United Kingdom
1.28 mil
15.5%
Switzerland
1.13 mil
2.4%
Spain
799 k
28%
Albania
790 k
9.4%
Austria
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Level 71
Feb 21, 2019
Interesting that the percentage in Romania is so high. I guess sharing Romance languages helps
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Level 67
Feb 22, 2019
Italian is possibly the easiest language to learn if you're a native Romanian speaker.
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Level 28
Jul 2, 2022
I am romanian, and yes, it is . The usual Romanian can learn fluent italian in 2-3 months
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Level 83
Feb 22, 2019
My ex-gf was Romanian and she said the same thing preproman said. She lived in Italy for a while and spoke Italian and it seemed like most Romanians have a very positive opinion about Italy and the Italian language.
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Level 78
Feb 22, 2019
They want to believe they are not Slavs so they made their language more Romance. It's a kind of revisionism prevalent in the Balkans.
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Level 83
Apr 21, 2019
Romanian IS a romance language, regardless of any recent efforts to further romanticize it. As to Romanians being Slavs, they are, like all other Europeans, a hodge podge. But they also have more in common genetically with Italians than any other population in the Balkans, and more in common with Greeks and Italians than they have in common with other populations traditionally thought of as Slavs. Where are you getting your information?
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Level 66
Apr 22, 2019
When I went to Romania I could understand quite a lot of the signs from my general knowledge of Romance languages (I have learned quite a lot of French and a small amount of Spanish, as well as some phrases in Italian, but never any Romanian).
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Level 68
May 1, 2019
Romanians are not Slavic, nor are Hungarians, Estonians, Lithuanians, Latvians or Moldovans. Not everyone east of Germany is a Slav.
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Level 67
May 1, 2019
When in Rome, do as the Romanians I always say.
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Level 52
May 30, 2020
Albanians also are not Slavs, I think..?
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Level 64
Feb 1, 2021
Indeed, Albanians are not Slavs. They are a separate indo-european people, as well as Slavs, Romans or Greeks.

People from Baltic countries (Estonia Latvia Lithuania) are often associated to Slavs though, they are closer than Slavs and Romans.

Hungarians are not indo-europeans at all (not originally at last)

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Level 28
Jul 2, 2022
I am a romanian and I know fluent italian, my mother knows fluent italian, my best friend's parents and so many people speak italian in romania. And a lot of romanians also visit italy a lot. Romania is the country with most italy visitors
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Level 81
Feb 21, 2019
Having the number of speakers and the percentage that represents was big help. By working out the total population based on those two I got Romania and Albania.
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Level 83
Feb 22, 2019
I used the same reasoning to figure out Brazil and Argentina.
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Level 65
May 1, 2019
I used knowing about the post-WWII diaspora of certain Italians and Germans to figure out the South American countries.
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Level 73
May 8, 2021
Actually, most italian immigrants that came to South America did so in the late 19th/early 20th century (pre WW1).
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Level 52
May 30, 2020
Yes, me too.
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Level 35
Feb 22, 2019
No San Marino or Vatican City?
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Level 69
Feb 22, 2019
They are very small in terms of population but high in percentage.
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Level 67
Apr 21, 2019
Rewording the description to "total number of people" would make the distinction more clear. I also took "most people" to initially mean the percentage of the population.
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Level 85
Mar 8, 2019
I made the same mistake at first before I realized it was about total number of speakers and not percentage.
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Level 26
May 11, 2021
San marino Don't have much italians due to the population same as vatican
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Level 26
May 11, 2021
Population-
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Level 36
Feb 24, 2019
Got Albania but missed USA and UK. Facepalm for real.
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Level 72
Feb 24, 2019
Glad to see Italy at 100%
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Level 48
Feb 24, 2019
Vatican, San Marino, Monaco, and maybe malta, liechtenstein.
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Level 78
Feb 24, 2019
Are there 800k people living in any of those places?
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Level 76
Feb 25, 2019
not even combined :D
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Level 26
May 11, 2021
BRUH Due to the population the italians population!ok?
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Level 66
May 1, 2019
Nice one. 100% with 53 secs. remaining. Romania took me a while.
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Level 33
May 1, 2019
I had everything except for Romania
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Level 60
May 1, 2019
I totally missed this one because all I could think of was Vatican and San Marino, where almost everyone speaks Italian but only percent wise. Could you make that more clear ? It is the number of people and not the percentage of the population ?
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Level 30
May 1, 2019
Damn... I missed France because I thought I had tried that one already!
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Level 47
May 1, 2019
Why is Italy 99%
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Level 74
May 1, 2019
Because still today some italians speak only their local dialect.
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Level 65
Aug 29, 2019
Very good quiz :)
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Level 74
Sep 11, 2019
No Libya?
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Level 54
Nov 13, 2020
Arabic is more spoken now
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Level 43
Nov 14, 2020
No Belgium?
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Level 72
Jan 30, 2021
I should have gotten Argentina, but I had no idea about Brazil.
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Level 57
Mar 16, 2021
I am surprised greece is not here
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Level 26
May 11, 2021
-Sweden Have a italian population of 860,000 -_-

Can you Correct That?

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Level 53
May 16, 2021
Wtf? That's impossible lmao, Sweden's entire population is barely 10M. I think you added a couple of extra zeros, It's probably more like 8,600 lol
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Level 49
Jul 9, 2021
ImagIne not getting Italy..
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Level 46
Dec 1, 2021
im suprised so many people got Italy, its known for its Albanian language i didnt know they spoke italian
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Level 80
Jan 22, 2022
Vatican, San Mario...