Most spoken languages in Europe
Updated on Oct 05 2020
Russian is the largest native language in Europe and the most geographically widespread language in Eurasia.
German is the most widely spoken and official or co-official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol in Italy, the German-speaking Community of Belgium and Liechtenstein.
French is an official language in 29 countries across multiple continents.
Italian is a Romance language of the Indo-European language family.
English has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years.
After World War II, millions of Polish speakers can be found in countries such as Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Spanish is a global language and the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese.
From 1804 until the Russian Revolution, the Ukrainian language was banned from schools in the Russian Empire.
Romanian speakers with large populations in Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia and the United States.
Dutch is one of the closest relatives of both German and English.