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The most spoken language in Europe is German as the national language of Germany and Austria has about 90 million native speakers in the EU. This puts it ahead of English, which has about 64 million native speakers in the EU and French with about 63 million native speakers in the EU.

Language in Europe (% of EU population)

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TOTAL

English United Kingdom,
Ireland
Malta
13% 38% 51%
German Germany,
Austria,
Luxembourg,
Belgium,
ItalyFrance,
Denmark,
Poland,
Czech Republic,
Romania
Hungary
18% 14% 32%
French France,
Belgium,
Luxembourg
Italy
12% 14% 26%
Italian Italy,
Slovenia
Malta
13% 3% 16%
Spanish Spain 9% 6% 15%
Polish Poland,
Germany,
Slovakia,
Lithuania
Latvia
9% 1% 10%
Russian Estonia,
Latvia,
Lithuania
Greece
1% 6% 7%
Dutch Netherlands,
Belgium
France
5% 1% 6%
Swedish Sweden
Finland
2% 1% 3%
Greek Greece,
Cyprus
Italy
3% 0% 3%
Czech Czech Republic 
Austria
Slovakia
2% 1% 3%
Hungarian Hungary,
Romania,
Slovakia,
Slovenia
Austria
2% 0% 2%
Portuguese Portugal 2% 0% 2%
Slovak Slovakia,
Czech Republic
Hungary
1% 1% 2%
Catalan Spain,
France
Italy
1% 1% 2%

Most Spoken Languages in the World

Language Million Users
 1. Mandarin 1 075
 2. English 514
 3. Hindustani 500
 4. Spanish 425
 5. Russian 275
 6. Arabic 256
 7. Bengali 215
 8. Portuguese 194
 9. Malay 176
10. French 129