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.
Show more
Loading statistic...
Expand statistic
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
Download Settings Share
Chart type
Datalabels
Share on Social Media
HTML code to embed chart as PNG (FAQ)
Download started
Please be patient - this may take a moment
Description Source More information
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.
Show more
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.

More information

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year

Basic Account

Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Register for free

Premium Account

Your perfect start with Statista

  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account

Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

Send request

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax
   (New York residents only).
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom

Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format

Internet usage worldwide
Internet usage worldwide

All Information
in one Presentation

Internet usage worldwide

Everything On "Internet usage worldwide" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista has been my savior on several occasions. The site is easy to maneuver and the data is in a format that can go right into a report or presentation.
Marlene Greenfield

Marlene Greenfield
Vice President, Hearst Magazines

Statistics on "Internet usage worldwide"

  • Online users
The most important statistics
  • Access and traffic
  • Online usage
  • Mobile internet
  • Digital commerce
  • Digital awareness
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Statistics on the topic

Topics

About Statista

Learn more about how Statista can support your business.

Request webinar
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.

News
News