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Rank Language Speakers
1. Chinese (Mandarin) 873,014,298
2. Spanish 322,299,171
3. English 309,352,280
4. Hindi 180,764,791
5. Portuguese 177,457,180
6. Bengali 171,070,202
7. Russian 145,031,551
8. Japanese 122,433,899
9. German 95,392,978
10. Chinese (Wu) 77,175,000

* Source: Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.), Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition

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