World Language List
This information provides a rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.


IDCountryLanguage
181Saint LuciaEnglish (official), French patois
182Saint MartinFrench (official), English, Dutch, French Patois, Spanish, Papiamento (dialect of Netherlands Antilles)
183Saint Pierre and MiquelonFrench (official)
184Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesEnglish, French patois
185SamoaSamoan (Polynesian) (official), English
186San MarinoItalian
187Sao Tome and PrincipePortuguese 98.4% (official), Forro 36.2%, Cabo Verdian 8.5%, French 6.8%, Angolar 6.6%, English 4.9%, Lunguie 1%, other (including sign language) 2.4%. Note: shares sum to more than 100% because some respondents gave more than one answer on the census (2012 est.)
188Saudi ArabiaArabic (official)
189SenegalFrench (official), Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka
190SerbiaSerbian (official) 88.1%, Hungarian 3.4%, Bosnian 1.9%, Romany 1.4%, other 3.4%, undeclared or unknown 1.8%. Note: Serbian, Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Croatian, and Rusyn all official in Vojvodina (2011 est.)
191SeychellesSeychellois Creole (official) 89.1%, English (official) 5.1%, French (official) 0.7%, other 3.8%, unspecified 1.4% (2010 est.)
192Sierra LeoneEnglish (official, regular use limited to literate minority), Mende (principal vernacular in the south), Temne (principal vernacular in the north), Krio (English-based Creole, spoken by the descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area, a lingua franca and a first language for 10% of the population but understood by 95%)
193SingaporeMandarin (official) 36.3%, English (official) 29.8%, Malay (official) 11.9%, Hokkien 8.1%, Tamil (official) 4.4%, Cantonese 4.1%, Teochew 3.2%, other Indian languages 1.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.1%, other 1.1% (2010 est.)
194Sint MaartenEnglish (official) 67.5%, Spanish 12.9%, Creole 8.2%, Dutch (official) 4.2%, Papiamento (a Spanish-Portuguese-Dutch-English dialect) 2.2%, French 1.5%, other 3.5% (2001 census)
195SlovakiaSlovak (official) 78.6%, Hungarian 9.4%, Roma 2.3%, Ruthenian 1%, other or unspecified 8.8% (2011 est.)
196SloveniaSlovenian (official) 91.1%, Serbo-Croatian 4.5%, other or unspecified 4.4%, Italian (official, only in municipalities where Italian national communities reside), Hungarian (official, only in municipalities where Hungarian national communities reside) (2002 census)
197Solomon IslandsMelanesian pidgin (in much of the country is lingua franca), English (official but spoken by only 1%-2% of the population), 120 indigenous languages
198SomaliaSomali (official), Arabic (official, according to the Transitional Federal Charter), Italian, English
199South AfricaIsiZulu (official) 22.7%, IsiXhosa (official) 16%, Afrikaans (official) 13.5%, English (official) 9.6%, Sepedi (official) 9.1%, Setswana (official) 8%, Sesotho (official) 7.6%, Xitsonga (official) 4.5%, siSwati (official) 2.5%, Tshivenda (official) 2.4%, isiNdebele (official) 2.1%, sign language 0.5%, other 1.6% (2011 est.)
200South SudanEnglish (official), Arabic (includes Juba and Sudanese variants), regional languages include Dinka, Nuer, Bari, Zande, Shilluk
201SpainCastilian Spanish (official) 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, and Basque 2%. Note: Catalan is official in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, and the Valencian Community (where it is known as Valencian) in the northwest corner of Catalonia (Vall d'Aran), Aranese is official along with Catalan Galician is official in Galicia Basque is official in the Basque Country and in the Basque-speaking area of Navarre Aragonese, Aranese Asturian, Basque, Calo, Catalan, Galician, and Valencian are recognized as regional languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
202Sri LankaSinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%, other 8%. Note: English, spoken competently by about 10% of the population, is commonly used in government and is referred to as the link language in the constitution
203SudanArabic (official), English (official), Nubian, Ta Bedawie, Fur. Note: program of "Arabization" in process
204SurinameDutch (official), English (widely spoken), Sranang Tongo (Surinamese, sometimes called Taki-Taki, is native language of Creoles and much of the younger population and is lingua franca among others), Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Javanese
205SvalbardNorwegian, Russian
206SwazilandEnglish (official, used for government business), siSwati (official)
207SwedenSwedish (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities
208SwitzerlandGerman (official) 63.5%, French (official) 22.5%, Italian (official) 8.1%, English 4.4%, Portuguese 3.4%, Albanian 3.1%, Serbo-Croatian 2.5%, Spanish 2.2%, Romansch (official) 0.5%, other 6.6%. Note: German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all national and official languages totals more than 100% because some respondents indicated more than one main language (2013 est.)
209SyriaArabic (official), Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian (widely understood) French, English (somewhat understood)
210TaiwanMandarin Chinese (official), Taiwanese (Min), Hakka dialects

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