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Most Spoken Languages In Europe

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Most Spoken Languages In Europe

Do you know which are the most spoken languages in Europe? Well, if you don’t know yet, you’re in for a treat! In this blog post, we will list the top 10 most spoken languages in Europe. So sit back, relax and get ready to learn something new!

Official Languages

There are 24 official languages spoken in Europe; Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish. The other languages spoken on the continent are about 200 in number.

Multilingualism

In Europe, it is common to see bilinguals. More than half of Europeans are bilingual. That is, they can speak in another language (s) in addition to their mother tongue. Also, about 25% are trilingual, and 10% can speak four languages.

Groups of Languages
  1. Swedish

Swedish is the official language of Sweden and is spoken by around 9 million people. It is a North Germanic language and is closely related to Norwegian and Danish. Swedish is also one of the official languages of the European Union.

  1. Greek

Greek is the official language of Greece and is spoken by around 11 million people. It is a member of the Indo-European family of languages and is the oldest recorded living in the world. Greek is also one of the official languages of the European Union.

  1. Polish

Polish is the official language of Poland and is spoken by around 38 million people. It belongs to the West Slavic group of languages and is one of the official languages of the European Union.

  1. Bulgarian

Bulgarian is the official language of Bulgaria and is spoken by around 9 million people. It is a member of the Slavic family of languages and is one of the official languages of the European Union.

  1. Hungarian

Hungarian is the official language of Hungary and is spoken by around 10 million people. It belongs to the Uralic family of languages and is not related to any other language in Europe. Hungarian is also one of the official languages of the European Union.

  1. Czech

Czech is the official language of the Czech Republic and is spoken by around 10 million people. It belongs to the West Slavic group of languages and is one ~~of the official languages of the European Union.

  1. Romanian

Romanian is the official language of Romania and is spoken by around 24 million people. It is a member of the Romance family of languages and is one of the official languages of the European Union.

  1. Italian

Italian is the official language of Italy and is spoken by around 60 million people. It belongs to the Romance family of and is one of the official languages of the European Union.

  1. Spanish

Spanish is the official language of Spain and is spoken by around 470 million people worldwide. It belongs to the Romance family of languages and is one of ~~the official languages~~ an official language of the European Union.

  1. English

English is the official language of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It is spoken by around 1.5 billion people worldwide and is one of the official languages of the European Union.

So there you have it, the top 10 most spoken languages in Europe! We hope you found this blog post interesting and informative. If you did, please share it with your friends and family. Thanks for reading!

Wrap Up – Most Popular European Languages

If you are running a business with a plan to enter the European markets, knowing the most popular used in this continent will be of great help. This is because the popularity of is one of the key factors that determine which language(s) you should localize your content into to reach as many European audiences as possible.

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