Most common languages used on the internet 2017, by users

Most common languages used on the internet as of March 2017, by number of speakers (in millions)

Most common languages used on the internet 2017, by users The statistic shows the most common languages on the internet, by number of internet users. As of March 2017, English was the most popular language online, representing 952.1 million worldwide internet users. Chinese was ranked second with 763.3 million online speakers. The top ten languages accounted for 77.5 percent of global internet users.
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Most common languages used on the internet as of March 2017, by number of speakers (in millions)

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Online language users in millions
English952.1
Chinese763.3
Spanish293.8
Arabic173.5
Portuguese155
Malaysian language154.7
Japanese118.5
Russian104.5
French100.6
German83.9
Other839.7
Online language users in millions
English952.1
Chinese763.3
Spanish293.8
Arabic173.5
Portuguese155
Malaysian language154.7
Japanese118.5
Russian104.5
French100.6
German83.9
Other839.7
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The statistic shows the most common languages on the internet, by number of internet users. As of March 2017, English was the most popular language online, representing 952.1 million worldwide internet users. Chinese was ranked second with 763.3 million online speakers. The top ten languages accounted for 77.5 percent of global internet users.
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Release date
June 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
as of March 31, 2017
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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