Chinese tops the rundown of most well known world dialects, with more than one billion speakers. English trails in third place, with 335 million speakers. This information speaks to first-dialect speakers.

Language1 Approx. number
of speakers
 1. Chinese2 1,197,000,000
 2. Spanish 414,000,000
 3. English 335,000,000
 4. Hindi 260,000,000
 5. Arabic3 237,000,000
 6. Portuguese 203,000,000
 7. Bengali 193,000,000
 8. Russian 167,000,000
 9. Japanese 122,000,000
10. Javanese 84,300,000
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