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Top 10 most spoken languages in the world

Many people want to learn French. But did you know that it is not part of the top 10 most spoken languages in the world?

Discover the 10 most spoken languages in the world, based on first language speakers.

Following countries are 11 – Javanese ( 84.4 million), 12 – Korean ( 77.2 million), 13 – German ( 76.8 million), 14 – French ( 76.1 million), 15 – Telugu ( 74.2 million).

(sources: Simons, Gary F. and Charles D. Fennig (eds.). 2017. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Twentieth edition. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com.)