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List of Indian languages by total speakers
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List of Indian languages by total speakers

Indian languages spoken by more than ten million people are given below. English is spoken as a second language by more than ten million Indians. This data has been extracted from the Ethnologue database. This list takes into account native speakers only.

Ordered by number of speakers:

  1. Hindi: 180 million
  2. Bengali: 67 million
  3. Telugu: 66 million
  4. Marathi: 65 million
  5. Tamil: 59 million
  6. Urdu: 46 million
  7. Gujarati: 43 million
  8. Malayalam: 34 million
  9. Kannada: 34 million
  10. Oriya: 30 million
  11. Punjabi: 26 million
  12. Bhojpuri: 23 million
  13. Maithili: 22 million
  14. Awadhi: 20 million
  15. Assamese: 15 million
  16. Haryanvi: 13 million
  17. Marwari: 12 million
  18. Chattisgarhi: 11 million
  19. Magahi: 11 million
  20. Deccan: 11 million

Other significant languages

Reference: http://www.indojin.com/discoverindia/indianlang.htm

See also