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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

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* Southwest Mandarin (incl. Sichuanese ): 200 million * Central Plains Mandarin (inc. Shaanxi dialect ): 170 million * Javanese language
Javanese language
: 100 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia
Indonesia
* Wu (incl. Shanghainese
Shanghainese
) : 77 million * Southern Min
Southern Min
/ Hokkien
Hokkien
: 48 million * Hakka : 34 million * Xiang : 30–36 million * Sundanese language
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 (incl. Fuzhou dialect
Fuzhou dialect
): 9.5 million * Venetian (incl. Talian ): 8 million speakers * Batak languages (7 languages): 7 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia * Minangkabau language
Minangkabau language
: 7 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia * Banjar language : 3.5 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia * Tulu language
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
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
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
Acehnese language
: 3.5 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia * Silesian language : 2 million speakers, no official status * Aramaic language
Aramaic language
: 2 million speakers, no official status * Yi language
Yi language
: 2 million speakers, no official status * Northern Min : 2 million speakers,

LANGUAGES WITH OFFICIAL STATUS IN THEIR REGION BUT NOT COUNTRY

* Telugu language
Telugu language
: 81 million speakers, state official status and scheduled language in India
India
* Cantonese
Cantonese
: 70 million, de facto official (as "Chinese") in Hong Kong and Macau
Macau
, the Special Administrative Regions
Special Administrative Regions
of the People's Republic of China * Marathi language
Marathi language
: 60 million speakers, state official status in India * Rajasthani language
Rajasthani language
:It is spoken by 50 million people in Rajasthan
Rajasthan
and neighbouring states of India
India
and Pakistan
Pakistan
, state official status and scheduled language in India * Malayalam language
Malayalam language
: 38 million speakers, state official status and scheduled language in India * Kannada language
Kannada language
: 40 million speakers, state official status and scheduled language in India * Gujarati language
Gujarati language
: 40 million speakers, state official status and scheduled language in India * Oriya language
Oriya language
: 36 million speakers, state official status and scheduled language in India
India
* Punjabi language
Punjabi language
: 100 million speakers, regional status in Pakistan
Pakistan
where its speakers form the majority of the country's population, but state official status and scheduled language in India * Maithili language
Maithili language
: 20 million speakers, state official status and scheduled language in India * Assamese language
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
Uyghur language
: 8–11 million speakers, regional official status in China
China
* Konkani language
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
Tatar language
: 5.4 million speakers, regional official status in Russia
Russia
( Tatarstan
Tatarstan
) * Low German
Low German
: at least 4.5 million speakers with good skills, regional official language in Brazil
Brazil
, the Netherlands
Netherlands
and Germany
Germany
, state official status in Schleswig-Holstein
Schleswig-Holstein
( Germany
Germany
) and federal official status in Germany
Germany
disputed * Galician language
Galician language
: 3 million speakers, regional official language in Spain (Galicia ) * Mundari language : 2,080,000 speakers, state official status in India
India
(no scheduled language) * Meitei language : 1.4 million speakers, state official status and scheduled language in India

LANGUAGE WITH LOW REGIONAL STATUS

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

SEE ALSO

* 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

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

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