Internet Language Statistics

Top 10 Languages in the Internet

This table represents the most recent global data about percentages of people speaking a certain language. This data would be a one more reason to decide to go global for all domestic US companies.

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The Top Ten Languages in the Web (Number of Users of the Internet by Language)

Top Ten Languages In the Internet Internet Users by Language Average Penetration World Population Estimate for Language Language as % of Total Internet Users
(*) Notes: (1) Internet Top Ten Languages Usage Stats were updated on March 24, 2005. (2) Average Penetration is the ratio between the sum of Internet users speaking a language and the total population estimate that speaks that referred language. (3) The most recent Internet usage information comes from data published by Nielsen//NetRatings, International Telecommunications Union, and other reliable sources. (4) The population information is from world-gazetteer.com. (5) Statistical data taken from InternetWorldStats.com.
English 291,821,168 26.3 % 1,109,729,839 32.8 %
Chinese 113,414,713 8.6 % 1,316,007,412 12.8 %
Japanese 67,677,947 52.8 % 128,137,485 7.6 %
Spanish 56,844,480 14.6 % 389,587,559 6.4 %
German 54,244,805 55.4 % 96,141,368 6.1 %
French 37,502,485 10.0 % 375,066,442 4.2 %
Korean 31,600,000 42.0 % 75,189,128 3.6 %
Italian 28,610,000 48.8 % 58,608,565 3.2 %
Portuguese 21,691,837 9.5 % 227,621,437 2.4 %
Dutch 14,655,328 60.5 % 24,218,157 1.6 %
Top Ten Languages 718,062,762 18.9 % 3,800,307,391 80.8 %
Rest of the Languages 170,618,369 6.5 % 2,611,759,794 19.2 %
World Total 888,681,131 13.9 % 6,412,067,185 100.0 %
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