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Most common languages used on the internet 2020

As of January 2020, English was the most popular language online, representing 25.9 percent of worldwide internet users. Chinese was ranked second with a 19.4 percent share. The top ten languages accounted for 76.9 percent of global internet users. The large share of Chinese-language content is due to the fact that China is by far the country with the most internet users worldwide.

Most common languages used on the internet as of January 2020, by share of internet users

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Sources

Release date

June 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

as of January 2020

Special properties

Internet users who speak the respective language

Supplementary notes

The source assigned only one language per person in order to have all the language totals add up to the total world population (zero-sum approach). No adjustments have been made for infants or illiteracy in the Internet penetration rate calculations.

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