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Name the languages with the most native speakers that are not official in any country.
For 2019 according to Ethnologue. Source. I made some common sense modifications.
Chinese and Hindustani dialects need to be guessed separately
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: January 7, 2022
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First submittedMarch 14, 2019
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# Speakers
Language
125 mil
Punjabi
83.1 mil
Marathi
82.0 mil
Telugu
81.4 mil
Wu
73.1 mil
Cantonese
68.3 mil
Javanese
56.4 mil
Gujarati
52.2 mil
Bhojpuri
50.1 mil
Min Nan
# Speakers
Language
48.2 mil
Hakka
46.9 mil
Jin
43.9 mil
Hausa
43.6 mil
Kannada
37.8 mil
Yoruba
37.3 mil
Xiang
37.1 mil
Malayalam
34.5 mil
Oriya
33.9 mil
Maithili
# Speakers
Language
32.4 mil
Sundanese
27.0 mil
Igbo
24.6 mil
Sindhi
22.1 mil
Gan
20.7 mil
Magahi
20.0 mil
Saraiki
16.3 mil
Chhattisgarhi
15.9 mil
Cebuano
15.3 mil
Assamese
15 Comments
+3
Level 70
Jan 7, 2022
Where is Min Chinese official? I think you may be missing that one.
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Level 65
Jan 7, 2022
Taiwan, I think.
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Level 60
Aug 16, 2023
It's on here now since it isn't official in Taiwan.
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Level 71
Jan 7, 2022
Why is Fula not included?
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Level 69
Jan 7, 2022
It's an official "vernacular language" in Guinea, if that counts.
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Level 65
Apr 30, 2022
I also thought this, didn't know where it was official.
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Level 68
Jan 10, 2022
what about basque or galician
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Level 56
Jan 11, 2022
Not comparable in size!
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Level 76
Aug 15, 2023
Euskera as about 750.000 speakers and Galician has about 3.221.000, according to Wikipedia.
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Level 65
Apr 30, 2022
Great quiz! These languages tend to be pretty unknown despite their huge community so I'm glad there's quiz for them.
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Level 82
Apr 30, 2022
Kurdish is the first one I guessed, with around 20 million speakers. But not on the source, maybe.
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Level 73
Apr 30, 2022
Kurdish is the second official language of Iraq, at least as of 2005.
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Level 82
May 1, 2022
oh, alright. Yeah I knew that, just forgot.
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Level 82
Apr 30, 2022
Also isn't Tagalog technically here since the official language of the Philippines is "Filipino" not Tagalog, even though realistically they're the same language.
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Level 60
Aug 16, 2023
I thought Esperanto would be here, but it's not even close.