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Below is list of languages without any official status (or a minority language) with more than a million speakers, ordered by the number of native speakers List[edit]

Southwest Mandarin
Southwest Mandarin
(incl. Sichuanese): 200 million Central Plains Mandarin
Central Plains Mandarin
(inc. Shaanxi dialect): 170 million Javanese language: 100 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia[1] Wu (incl. Shanghainese) : 77 million Southern Min/Hokkien: 48 million Xiang: 30–36 million Sundanese language: 42 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia Gan: 22 million Madurese language: 13 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia Eastern Min
Eastern Min
(incl. Fuzhou dialect): 9.5 million Venetian (incl. Talian): 8 million speakers Batak languages
Batak languages
(7 languages): 7 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia Minangkabau language: 7 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia Banjar language: 3.5 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia Tulu language: 3-5 million speakers, no official status in India Krio: 6 millions speakers, de facto national language of Sierra Leone but without official status Bhili language: 6 million speakers, largest linguistic community of India
India
without regional status Sicilian Language: 5 to 10 million speakers, no official status in Italy Balinese language: 4 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia Bugis language: 4 million speakers, no official status Hmong language: 4 million speakers, no official status Acehnese language: 3.5 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia Silesian language: 2 million speakers, no official status Aramaic language: 2 million speakers, no official status Yi language: 2 million speakers, no official status Northern Min: 2 million speakers,

Languages with official status in their region but not country[edit]

Telugu language: 81 million speakers, state official status and scheduled language in India Cantonese: 70 million, de facto official in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Macau, the Special Administrative Regions
Special Administrative Regions
of the People's Republic of China Marathi language: 60 million speakers, state official status and scheduled language in India Rajasthani language:It is spoken by 50 million people in Rajasthan
Rajasthan
and neighbouring states of India
India
and Pakistan, state official status in India Malayalam language: 38 million speakers, state official status and scheduled language in India Kannada language: 40 million speakers, state official status and scheduled language in India Gujarati language: 40 million speakers, state official status and scheduled language in India Odia language: 36 million speakers, state official status and scheduled language in India[2][better source needed] Punjabi language: 100 million speakers, regional status in Pakistan where its speakers form the majority of the country's population, but state official status and scheduled language in India Maithili language: 20 million speakers, state official status and scheduled language in India Assamese language: 13 million speakers, state official status and scheduled language in India Catalan language
Catalan language
9.4 million speakers, official language in Catalonia, Valencia and Balearic Islands, but not in the rest of Spain, and in Andorra Uyghur language: 8–11 million speakers, regional official status in China Konkani language: 7.4 million speakers, state official status and scheduled language in India Santali language: 6.2 million speakers, state official status and scheduled language in India Tatar language: 5.4 million speakers, regional official status in Russia
Russia
(Tatarstan) Low German: at least 4.5 million speakers with good skills, regional official language in Brazil, the Netherlands
Netherlands
and Germany, state official status in Schleswig-Holstein
Schleswig-Holstein
(Germany) and federal official status in Germany
Germany
disputed Galician language: 3 million speakers, regional official language in Spain (Galicia) Mundari language: 2,080,000 speakers, state official status in India (no scheduled language) Meitei language: 1.4 million speakers, state official status and scheduled language in India

Language with low regional status[clarification needed][edit]

Bhojpuri language: 35 million speakers, formerly considered a dialect of Hindi, in the process of being granted regional status on its own right in India Kurdish language: 16–26 million speakers, regional status in Iraq Oromo language: 25 million speakers, regional status in Ethiopia
Ethiopia
and Kenya Cebuano language: 20 million speakers, regional status in Central Visayas, eastern Negros Island Region
Negros Island Region
and Davao Region, Philippines Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo with close to 20 million speakers each are the major languages of Nigeria, all three with regional status, and none with majority status. Zhuang languages: 14 million speakers, regional status in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Sylheti language: 11 million speakers, regional status in Sylhet Division Balochi language: 8 million speakers, regional status in Balochistan Ilokano language: 8 million speakers, regional status in Ilocos Region and Cagayan Valley, Philippines Hiligaynon language: 7 million speakers, regional status in Western Visayas, western Negros Island Region
Negros Island Region
and SOCCSKSARGEN, Philippines

See also[edit]

Lists of languages Official language and List of official languages List of official languages by state List of languages by total number of speakers List of languages by number of native speakers List ofs

References[edit]

^ The Most Common Official Languages in the World ^ Odia language

Writing Systems of the World: Alphabets, Syllabaries, Pictograms (1990), ISBN 0-8048-1654-9 — lists official languages of the countries of the world, among other information.

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