Top 10 Most Popular Indian Languages 2016 Most Spoken

List of Top 10 Most Popular Indian Languages In world in terms of native speakers. India is home to various languages belonging to ancient cultures. Here is the list of Top 10 Most Spoken Languages of 2016 in India and number of speakers for each language.

Top 10 Most Popular Indian Languages 2016

1. Hindi

By far the most spoken language in India with more than 50 Crore Native speakers. It is also 4th most popular language in world.

2. Bengali

Bengali ranks second with more than 9 Crore population of the country uses it as native language. It is also official language of Bangladesh which of course was a part of India until 1947.

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3. Telugu

With more than 8 Crore Speakers, Dravidian Language Telugu ranks third among most popular language in India. It is mostly used in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as well as in some parts of  Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chattisgarh and Odisha.

4. Marathi

Marathi is the mostly used by the people of Maharashtra, a large state in India. It is also a co-official language of Goa. An Indo Aryan language with more than 7 Crore Speakers in country.

5.  Tamil

One of the most spoken language of World and official language of Tamil Nadu. It is official language of Sri Lanka and Singapore as well. Tamil is spoken by around 65 Million People in India.

6. Urdu


One of the 22 official languages of India which is spoken by more than 5 Crore people in country, almost all are from Muslim community.

7.  Gujarati

Gujarati ranks seventh in most popular Indian languages list. Another ancient Indo Aryan language which if officially used in Gujarat State of India. It is spoken by 4.7% Population of India.

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8. Kannada

Kannada is mostly spoken by people of Karnataka and some other states in South India. More than 4 Crore People speaks in Kannda Language in India.

9. Malayalam

Designated as one of the classical language in India and spoken by 38 Million people in country, mostly in Kerala, Lakshadweep and Puducherry.

10. Odia

As of 2016 around 35 Million people use Odia as their native language, mostly in Eastern state of India Odisha. The earliest known inscription in Odia dates back to the 10th century AD.

There are few other languages with more than 1 Crore Speakers in India. They are Punjabi, Assamese, Maithili and Bhil.

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