Number of native Spanish speakers worldwide 2018, by country

Countries with the largest number of native Spanish speakers worldwide as of 2018 (in millions)

by Marina Pasquali, last edited Apr 3, 2019
Number of native Spanish speakers worldwide 2018, by country This statistic depicts a ranking of countries based on the number of native Spanish speakers as of 2018. Mexico topped the list, with almost 121 million people speaking Spanish as their mother tongue, followed by Colombia, with over 49 million native speakers, and Argentina, with almost 44 million.
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Countries with the largest number of native Spanish speakers worldwide as of 2018 (in millions)

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Number of speakers in millions
Mexico120.75
Colombia49.21
Argentina43.65
Spain42.89
United States42.13
Venezuela30.97
Peru27.85
Chile17.79
Ecuador15.24
Guatemala13.18
Cuba11.38
Dominican Republic10.02
Bolivia9.39
Honduras8.9
El Salvador6.36
Nicaragua6.1
Costa Rica4.97
Paraguay4.79
Panama3.82
Uruguay3.41
Puerto Rico3.3
Equatorial Guinea0.9
Number of speakers in millions
Mexico120.75
Colombia49.21
Argentina43.65
Spain42.89
United States42.13
Venezuela30.97
Peru27.85
Chile17.79
Ecuador15.24
Guatemala13.18
Cuba11.38
Dominican Republic10.02
Bolivia9.39
Honduras8.9
El Salvador6.36
Nicaragua6.1
Costa Rica4.97
Paraguay4.79
Panama3.82
Uruguay3.41
Puerto Rico3.3
Equatorial Guinea0.9
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by Marina Pasquali, last edited Apr 3, 2019
This statistic depicts a ranking of countries based on the number of native Spanish speakers as of 2018. Mexico topped the list, with almost 121 million people speaking Spanish as their mother tongue, followed by Colombia, with over 49 million native speakers, and Argentina, with almost 44 million.
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