Top 10 Languages Spoken Worldwide (source Ethnologue)

Rank Language Primary Country Total*
Countries
Speakers
(millions)
1 Chinese China 31 1,213
2 Spanish Spain 44 329
3 English United Kingdom 112 328
4 Arabic Saudi Arabia 57 221
5 Hindi India 20 182
6 Bengali Bangladesh 10 181
7 Portuguese Portugal 37 178
8 Russian Russian Federation 33 144
9 Japanese Japan 25 122
10 German Germany 43 90.3
  * with at least 3 million first-language speakers
* Part of the Ethnologue, 16th Edition, M. Paul Lewis, Editor. Copyright 2009, SIL International. All rights reserved.