The most spoken languages worldwiden 2019

The statistic shows the most spoken languages worldwide in 2019. In 2019 there were around 1.27 billion people worldwide who spoke English either natively or as a second language, slightly more than the 1.12 billion Mandarin Chinese speakers at the time of survey.

Spoken languages in the United States

The United States does not have an official language, but the country uses English, specifically American English, for legislation, regulation and other official pronouncements. America is a land of immigrations and the languages spoken in the United States vary as a result of the multi-cultural population.

The second most common language spoken in the United States is Spanish or Spanish Creole, which over 41,46 million people spoke at home in 2018. There were also 3.47 million Chinese speakers,1.76 million Tagalog speakers and 1.54 million Vietnamense speakers counted in the United States in 2018.

The percentage of people in the United States speaking a language other than English at home in 2018 varies from state to state. The state with the highest percentage of population speaking a language other than English is California, about 44.6 percent of California’s population was speaking a language other than English at home. As of 2017, approximately 21.9 percent of the United States’ population was speaking a different language at home.

The most spoken languages worldwide in 2019

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Source

Release date

2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

The source does not specify the survey period.
Values account for total usage, including both native speakers and people who speak the language as a second language.

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