List of largest languages without official status

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Since it is impossible to list all the languages here, therefore, only languages with more than 1 million speakers will be listed here

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:

  1. Javanese language: 80 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia[1]
  2. Sundanese language: 27 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia
  3. Madurese language: 13 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia
  4. Batak languages (7 languages): 7 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia
  5. Minangkabau language: 7 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia
  6. Banjar language: 6 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia
  7. Krio: 6 millions speakers, de facto national language of Sierra Leone but without official status
  8. Bhili language: 6 million speakers, largest linguistic community of India without regional status
  9. Balinese language: 4 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia
  10. Bugis language: 4 million speakers, no official status
  11. Hmong language: 4 million speakers, no official status
  12. Acehnese language: 3.5 million speakers, no official status in Indonesia
  13. Silesian language: 2 million speakers, no official status
  14. Aramaic language: 2 million speakers, no official status
  15. Yi language: 2 million speakers, no official status

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

Language with low regional status[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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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