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Arabic
 
Number of Native speakers: 215
Native Speakers as % of World: 4.7
Total Number of Speakers: 452
Total Speakers as % of World: 5.9
No. of Countries Spoken In: 30
Family: Afro-Asiatic
Official Language of United Nations: Yes
Countries Spoken In: Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, Yemen, Niger, Mali, Senegal
Hebrew
Number of Native speakers: 6
Native Speakers as % of World: 0.1
Total Number of Speakers: 9
Total Speakers as % of World: 0.1
No. of Countries Spoken In: 2
Family: Afro-Asiatic
Official Language of United Nations: No
Countries Spoken In: Israel, Palestine

Spanish
Number of Native speakers: 332
Native Speakers as % of World: 7.2
Total Number of Speakers: 390
Total Speakers as % of World: 5.1
No. of Countries Spoken In: 37
Family: Indo-European
Official Language of United Nations: Yes
Countries Spoken In: Spain, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Algeria, Andorra, Belize, Benin, Chad, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Nicaragua, Niger, Togo, Tunisia, Philippines, United States, Netherlands

Amharic
Number of Native speakers: 17.4
Native Speakers as % of World: 0.4
Total Number of Speakers: 22
Total Speakers as % of World: 0.3
No. of Countries Spoken In: 2
Family: Afro-Asiatic
Official Language of United Nations: No
Countries Spoken In: Ethiopia, Eritrea

Bengali
Number of Native speakers: 189
Native Speakers as % of World: 4.1
Total Number of Speakers: 250
Total Speakers as % of World: 3.3
No. of Countries Spoken In: 13
Family: Indo-European
Official Language of United Nations: No
Countries Spoken In: Bangladesh, Nepal, India, United Kingdom, United States, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Myanmar, Canada, Pakistan

Hindi
Number of Native speakers: 182
Native Speakers as % of World: 3.9
Total Number of Speakers: 490
Total Speakers as % of World: 6.4
No. of Countries Spoken In: 6
Family: Indo-European
Official Language of United Nations: No
Countries Spoken In: India, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, United States, Canada, Nepal

English
Number of Native speakers: 322
Native Speakers as % of World: 7
Total Number of Speakers: 1500
Total Speakers as % of World: 19.7
No. of Countries Spoken In: 84
Family: Indo-European
Official Language of United Nations: Yes
Countries Spoken In: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Dominica, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Federated States of Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, ingapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe, American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos, (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Guam, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Jersey, Montserrat, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Pitcairn Islands, Puerto Rico, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Sint Maarten, Somaliland, Tokelau, Turks and Caicos Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands

French
Number of Native speakers: 72
Native Speakers as % of World: 1.6
Total Number of Speakers: 120
Total Speakers as % of World: 1.6
No. of Countries Spoken In: 54
Family: Indo-European
Official Language of United Nations: Yes
Countries Spoken In: Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, C te d'Ivoire, Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Monaco, Niger, Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Togo, Vanuatu, Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Aosta Valley, Clipperton, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, French Polynesia, Guernsey, Jersey, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Pondicherry, Saint-Barth lemy, Saint-Martin, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna, Andorra, Cambodia, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Laos, Tunisia, Vietnam

Persian (Farsi)
Number of Native speakers: 39
Native Speakers as % of World: 0.8
Total Number of Speakers: 59
Total Speakers as % of World: 0.8
No. of Countries Spoken In: 11
Family: Indo-European
Official Language of United Nations: No
Countries Spoken In: Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Kuwait, Bahrain

Punjabi
Number of Native speakers: 56
Native Speakers as % of World: 1.2
Total Number of Speakers: 130
Total Speakers as % of World: 1.7
No. of Countries Spoken In: 2
Family: Indo-European
Official Language of United Nations: No
Countries Spoken In: Pakistan, India

Russian
Number of Native speakers: 170
Native Speakers as % of World: 4
Total Number of Speakers: 250
Total Speakers as % of World: 3.3
No. of Countries Spoken In: 22
Family: Indo-European
Official Language of United Nations: Yes
Countries Spoken In: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Transnistria, Moldova, Ukraine, Romania, Norway, United States, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, China, Ukraine, Estonia, Georgia, Israel, Latvia, Mongolia


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