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Table 3: 

Languages with their corresponding language families and speakers.Reach indicates the combined number of first-language (L1) and second-language (L2) speakers as a percentage of the world population (Ethnologue, Simons and Fennig, 2018).

FamilyBranchLanguageReach
Indo-European Germanic English 16.46% 
German 1.70% 
Dutch 0.38% 
Swedish 0.17% 
Danish 0.08% 
Norwegian 0.07% 
 
Italic Spanish 6.99% 
French 3.59% 
Portuguese 3.28% 
Italian 0.87% 
 
Balto-Slavic Russian 3.35% 
Polish 0.58% 
 
Sino-Tibetan Sinitic Mandarin 14.54% 
Cantonese 1.10% 
 
Afro-Asiatic Semitic Arabic 4.44% 
Hebrew 0.12% 
 
Austronesian Malayo-Poly. Malay 3.47% 
 
Japonic Japonic Japanese 1.64% 
 
Austroasiatic Vietic Vietnamese 1.00% 
Khmer Khmer 0.21% 
 
Turkic Com. Turkic Turkish 1.10% 
Kra–Dai Tai Thai 0.78% 
Koreanic Han Korean 1.03% 
 
Uralic Finnic Finnish 0.07% 
Ugric Hungarian 0.17% 
FamilyBranchLanguageReach
Indo-European Germanic English 16.46% 
German 1.70% 
Dutch 0.38% 
Swedish 0.17% 
Danish 0.08% 
Norwegian 0.07% 
 
Italic Spanish 6.99% 
French 3.59% 
Portuguese 3.28% 
Italian 0.87% 
 
Balto-Slavic Russian 3.35% 
Polish 0.58% 
 
Sino-Tibetan Sinitic Mandarin 14.54% 
Cantonese 1.10% 
 
Afro-Asiatic Semitic Arabic 4.44% 
Hebrew 0.12% 
 
Austronesian Malayo-Poly. Malay 3.47% 
 
Japonic Japonic Japanese 1.64% 
 
Austroasiatic Vietic Vietnamese 1.00% 
Khmer Khmer 0.21% 
 
Turkic Com. Turkic Turkish 1.10% 
Kra–Dai Tai Thai 0.78% 
Koreanic Han Korean 1.03% 
 
Uralic Finnic Finnish 0.07% 
Ugric Hungarian 0.17% 
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