Country ranking for field: languages 1995

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This entry provides a listing of languages spoken in each country and specifies any that are official national or regional languages. When data is available, the languages spoken in each country are broken down according to the percent of the total population speaking each language as a first language. For those countries without available data, languages are listed in rank order based on prevalence, starting with the most-spoken language.

1flag of CameroonCameroon24 
2flag of AfghanistanAfghanistanPashtu 35% Afghan Persian 
3flag of PhilippinesPhilippinesPilipino 
4flag of North KoreaNorth KoreaKorean 
5flag of Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana IslandsEnglish Chamorro Carolinian 
6flag of NorwayNorwayNorwegian 
7flag of OmanOmanArabic 
8flag of PakistanPakistanUrdu 
9flag of PalauPalauEnglish 
10flag of PanamaPanamaSpanish 
11flag of Papua New GuineaPapua New GuineaEnglish spoken by 1%-2% pidgin English widespread Motu spoken in Papua region 
12flag of ParaguayParaguaySpanish 
13flag of PeruPeruSpanish 
14flag of Pitcairn IslandsPitcairn IslandsEnglish 
15flag of NiueNiuePolynesian closely related to Tongan and Samoan English 
16flag of PolandPolandPolish 
17flag of PortugalPortugalPortuguese 
18flag of Puerto RicoPuerto RicoSpanish English 
19flag of QatarQatarArabic 
20flag of RomaniaRomaniaRomanian Hungarian German 
21flag of RussiaRussiaRussian other 
22flag of RwandaRwandaKinyarwanda 
23flag of RéunionRéunionFrench 
24flag of Saint HelenaSaint HelenaEnglish 
25flag of Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and NevisEnglish 
26flag of Saint LuciaSaint LuciaEnglish 
27flag of Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesEnglish French patois 
28flag of Norfolk IslandNorfolk IslandEnglish 
29flag of NigeriaNigeriaEnglish 
30flag of San MarinoSan MarinoItalian 
31flag of MoldovaMoldovaMoldovan 
32flag of MacedoniaMacedoniaMacedonian 70% Albanian 21% Turkish 3% Serbo-Croatian 3% other 3% 
33flag of MadagascarMadagascarFrench 
34flag of MalawiMalawiEnglish 
35flag of MaldivesMaldivesDivehi 
36flag of MaliMaliFrench 
37flag of MaltaMaltaMaltese 
38flag of Marshall IslandsMarshall IslandsEnglish 
39flag of MartiniqueMartiniqueFrench Creole patois 
40flag of MauritaniaMauritaniaHasaniya Arabic 
41flag of MauritiusMauritiusEnglish 
42flag of MayotteMayotteMahorian 
43flag of MexicoMexicoSpanish various Mayan dialects 
44flag of MonacoMonacoFrench 
45flag of NigerNigerFrench 
46flag of MongoliaMongoliaKhalkha Mongol 90% Turkic Russian Chinese 
47flag of MontserratMontserratEnglish 
48flag of MoroccoMoroccoArabic 
49flag of MozambiqueMozambiquePortuguese 
50flag of MyanmarMyanmarBurmese; minority ethnic groups have their own languages 
51flag of NamibiaNamibiaEnglish 7% 
52flag of NauruNauruNauruan 
53flag of NepalNepalNepali 
54flag of Netherlands AntillesNetherlands AntillesDutch 
55flag of New CaledoniaNew CaledoniaFrench 28 Melanesian-Polynesian dialects 
56flag of New ZealandNew ZealandEnglish 
57flag of NicaraguaNicaraguaSpanish 
58flag of Saint-Pierre and MiquelonSaint-Pierre and MiquelonFrench 
59flag of Saudi ArabiaSaudi ArabiaArabic 
60flag of LuxembourgLuxembourgLuxembourgisch German French English 
61flag of United KingdomUnited KingdomEnglish Welsh 
62flag of TongaTongaTongan English 
63flag of Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and TobagoEnglish 
64flag of TunisiaTunisiaArabic 
65flag of TurkeyTurkeyTurkish 
66flag of TurkmenistanTurkmenistanTurkmen 72% Russian 12% Uzbek 9% other 7% 
67flag of Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos IslandsEnglish 
68flag of TuvaluTuvaluTuvaluan English 
69flag of U.S. Virgin IslandsU.S. Virgin IslandsEnglish 
70flag of UgandaUgandaEnglish 
71flag of UkraineUkraineUkrainian Russian Romanian Polish Hungarian 
72flag of United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab EmiratesArabic 
73flag of United StatesUnited StatesEnglish Spanish 
74flag of TogoTogoFrench 
75flag of UruguayUruguaySpanish Brazilero 
76flag of UzbekistanUzbekistanUzbek 74.3% Russian 14 
77flag of VanuatuVanuatuEnglish 
78flag of VenezuelaVenezuelaSpanish 
79flag of VietnamVietnamVietnamese 
80flag of Wallis and FutunaWallis and FutunaFrench Wallisian 
81flag of West BankWest BankArabic Hebrew 
82flag of Western SaharaWestern SaharaHassaniya Arabic Moroccan Arabic 
83flag of Western SamoaWestern SamoaSamoan 
84flag of YemenYemenArabic 
85flag of ZaireZaireFrench Lingala Swahili Kingwana Kikongo Tshiluba 
86flag of ZambiaZambiaEnglish 
87flag of TokelauTokelauTokelauan 
88flag of The NetherlandsThe NetherlandsDutch 
89flag of SenegalSenegalFrench 
90flag of Sri LankaSri LankaSinhala 
91flag of Serbia and MontenegroSerbia and MontenegroSerbo-Croatian 95% Albanian 5% 
92flag of SeychellesSeychellesEnglish 
93flag of Sierra LeoneSierra LeoneEnglish 
94flag of SingaporeSingaporeChinese 
95flag of SlovakiaSlovakiaSlovak 
96flag of SloveniaSloveniaSlovenian 91% Serbo-Croatian 7% other 2% 
97flag of Solomon IslandsSolomon IslandsMelanesian pidgin in much of the country is lingua franca English spoken by 1%-2% of population 
98flag of SomaliaSomaliaSomali 
99flag of South AfricaSouth Africaeleven official languages including Afrikaans English Ndebele Pedi Sotho Swazi Tsonga Tswana Venda Xhosa Zulu 
100flag of South KoreaSouth KoreaKorean English widely taught in high school 
101flag of SpainSpainCastilian Spanish Catalan 17% Galician 7% Basque 2% 
102flag of SudanSudanArabic 
103flag of The GambiaThe GambiaEnglish 
104flag of SurinameSurinameDutch 
105flag of SvalbardSvalbardRussian Norwegian 
106flag of SwazilandSwazilandEnglish 
107flag of SwedenSwedenSwedish 
108flag of SwitzerlandSwitzerlandGerman 65% French 18% Italian 12% Romansch 1% other 4% 
109flag of SyriaSyriaArabic 
110flag of São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé and PríncipePortuguese 
111flag of TaiwanTaiwanMandarin Chinese 
112flag of TajikistanTajikistanTajik 
113flag of TanzaniaTanzaniaSwahili 
114flag of ThailandThailandThai English the secondary language of the elite ethnic and regional dialects 
115flag of The BahamasThe BahamasEnglish Creole 
116flag of MacauMacauPortuguese 
117flag of LiechtensteinLiechtensteinGerman 
118flag of LithuaniaLithuaniaLithuanian 
119flag of ColombiaColombiaSpanish 
120flag of BurundiBurundiKirundi 
121flag of Cabo VerdeCabo VerdePortuguese Crioulo a blend of Portuguese and West African words 
122flag of CambodiaCambodiaKhmer 
123flag of CanadaCanadaEnglish 
124flag of Cayman IslandsCayman IslandsEnglish 
125flag of Central African RepublicCentral African RepublicFrench 
126flag of ChadChadFrench 
127flag of ChileChileSpanish 
128flag of ChinaChinaStandard Chinese or Mandarin 
129flag of Christmas IslandChristmas IslandEnglish 
130flag of Cocos IslandsCocos IslandsEnglish 
131flag of ComorosComorosArabic 
132flag of BulgariaBulgariaBulgarian; secondary languages closely correspond to ethnic breakdown 
133flag of CongoCongoFrench 
134flag of Cook IslandsCook IslandsEnglish 
135flag of Costa RicaCosta RicaSpanish 
136flag of CroatiaCroatiaSerbo-Croatian 96% other 4% 
137flag of CubaCubaSpanish 
138flag of CyprusCyprusGreek Turkish English 
139flag of Czech RepublicCzech RepublicCzech Slovak 
140flag of Côte d'IvoireCôte d'IvoireFrench 
141flag of DenmarkDenmarkDanish Faroese Greenlandic 
142flag of DjiboutiDjiboutiFrench 
143flag of DominicaDominicaEnglish 
144flag of Dominican RepublicDominican RepublicSpanish 
145flag of Burkina FasoBurkina FasoFrench 
146flag of BruneiBruneiMalay 
147flag of EgyptEgyptArabic 
148flag of AzerbaijanAzerbaijanAzeri 89% Russian 3% Armenian 2% other 6% 
149flag of AlgeriaAlgeriaArabic 
150flag of American SamoaAmerican SamoaSamoan 
151flag of AndorraAndorraCatalan 
152flag of AngolaAngolaPortuguese 
153flag of AnguillaAnguillaEnglish 
154flag of Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and BarbudaEnglish 
155flag of ArgentinaArgentinaSpanish 
156flag of ArmeniaArmeniaArmenian 96% Russian 2% other 2% 
157flag of ArubaArubaDutch 
158flag of AustraliaAustraliaEnglish native languages 
159flag of AustriaAustriaGerman 
160flag of BahrainBahrainArabic English Farsi Urdu 
161flag of British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin IslandsEnglish 
162flag of BangladeshBangladeshBangla 
163flag of BarbadosBarbadosEnglish 
164flag of BelarusBelarusByelorussian Russian other 
165flag of BelgiumBelgiumDutch 56% French 32% German 1% legally bilingual 11% divided along ethnic lines 
166flag of BelizeBelizeEnglish 
167flag of BeninBeninFrench 
168flag of BermudaBermudaEnglish 
169flag of BhutanBhutanDzongkha 
170flag of BoliviaBoliviaSpanish 
171flag of Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and HerzegovinaSerbo-Croatian 99% 
172flag of BotswanaBotswanaEnglish 
173flag of BrazilBrazilPortuguese 
174flag of EcuadorEcuadorSpanish 
175flag of El SalvadorEl SalvadorSpanish Nahua 
176flag of AlbaniaAlbaniaAlbanian 
177flag of JapanJapanJapanese 
178flag of HungaryHungaryHungarian 98.2% other 1 
179flag of IcelandIcelandIcelandic 
180flag of IndiaIndiaEnglish enjoys associate status but is the most important language for national political and commercial communication Hindi the national language and primary tongue of 30% of the people Bengali 
181flag of IndonesiaIndonesiaBahasa Indonesia 
182flag of IranIranPersian and Persian dialects 58% Turkic and Turkic dialects 26% Kurdish 9% Luri 2% Baloch 1% Arabic 1% Turkish 1% other 2% 
183flag of IraqIraqArabic Kurdish 
184flag of IrelandIrelandIrish 
185flag of Isle of ManIsle of ManEnglish Manx Gaelic 
186flag of IsraelIsraelHebrew 
187flag of ItalyItalyItalian German 
188flag of JamaicaJamaicaEnglish Creole 
189flag of JerseyJerseyEnglish 
190flag of HondurasHondurasSpanish Indian dialects 
191flag of JordanJordanArabic 
192flag of KazakhstanKazakhstanKazakh 
193flag of KenyaKenyaEnglish 
194flag of KiribatiKiribatiEnglish 
195flag of KuwaitKuwaitArabic 
196flag of KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstanKirghiz 
197flag of LaosLaosLao 
198flag of LatviaLatviaLettish 
199flag of LebanonLebanonArabic 
200flag of LesothoLesothoSesotho 
201flag of LiberiaLiberiaEnglish 20% 
202flag of LibyaLibyaArabic Italian English all are widely understood in the major cities 
203flag of Hong KongHong KongChinese 
204flag of Holy SeeHoly SeeItalian Latin various other languages 
205flag of Equatorial GuineaEquatorial GuineaSpanish 
206flag of Gaza StripGaza StripArabic Hebrew 
207flag of EritreaEritreaTigre and Kunama Cushitic dialects Tigre Nora Bana Arabic 
208flag of EstoniaEstoniaEstonian 
209flag of EthiopiaEthiopiaAmharic 
210flag of Falkland IslandsFalkland IslandsEnglish 
211flag of Faroe IslandsFaroe IslandsFaroese 
212flag of Federated States of MicronesiaFederated States of MicronesiaEnglish 
213flag of FijiFijiEnglish 
214flag of FinlandFinlandFinnish 93.5% 
215flag of FranceFranceFrench 100% rapidly declining regional dialects and languages 
216flag of French GuianaFrench GuianaFrench 
217flag of French PolynesiaFrench PolynesiaFrench 
218flag of GabonGabonFrench 
219flag of GeorgiaGeorgiaArmenian 7% Azeri 6% Georgian 71% 
220flag of HaitiHaitiFrench 
221flag of GermanyGermanyGerman 
222flag of GhanaGhanaEnglish 
223flag of GibraltarGibraltarEnglish 
224flag of GreeceGreeceGreek 
225flag of GrenadaGrenadaEnglish 
226flag of GuadeloupeGuadeloupeFrench creole patois 
227flag of GuamGuamEnglish Chamorro Japanese 
228flag of GuatemalaGuatemalaSpanish 60% Indian language 40% 
229flag of GuernseyGuernseyEnglish French; Norman-French dialect spoken in country districts 
230flag of Guinea-BissauGuinea-BissauPortuguese 
231flag of GuineaGuineaFrench 
232flag of GuyanaGuyanaEnglish Amerindian dialects 
233flag of ZimbabweZimbabweEnglish 

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