Here are the most-spoken languages in the world, based on 2020 data from SIL International.

RankLanguage# of Speakers (in millions)
1English1268
2Mandarin Chinese1120
3Hindi637
4Spanish538
5French277
6Standard Arabic274
7Bengali265
8Russian258
9Portuguese252
10Indonesian199
11Urdu171
12Standard German132
13Japanese126
14Swahili99
15Marathi95
16Telugu93
17Turkish85
18Yue Chinese85
19Tamil84
20Western Punjabi83
21Wu Chinese82
22Korean79
23Vietnamese77
24Hausa73
25Javanese68
26Egyptian Arabic68
27Italian68
28Gujarati61
29Thai61
30Amharic57