Most Populous Country By Language

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Can you name the most populous country for each language (check 1st comment for explanation)?

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LanguageCountryPopulation (Rank)
Mandarin & Simplified Chinese1,333,980,000 (1)
Hindi1,172,250,000 (2)
English307,875,000 (3)
Indonesian231,369,500 (4)
Portuguese192,001,000 (5)
Urdu167,888,500 (6)
Bengali162,221,000 (7)
Hausa, Igbo, & Yoruba154,729,000 (8)
Russian141,880,000 (9)
Japanese127,560,000 (10)
Spanish107,550,697 (11)
Filipino92,226,600 (12)
Vietnamese85,789,573 (13)
German82,002,000 (14)
Amharic79,221,000 (15)
Arabic77,428,000 (16)
Persian74,196,000 (17)
Turkish71,517,100 (18)
French66,020,000 (19)
Thai63,389,730 (21)
Italian60,157,214 (23)
Burmese50,020,000 (24)
10 regional languages, including Zulu and Afrikaans49,320,500 (25)
Korean49,333,000 (26)
Ukrainian46,029,281 (27)
LanguageCountryPopulation (Rank)
Swahili43,739,000 (30)
Polish38,100,700 (34)
Kurdish30,747,000 (39)
Nepali29,331,000 (40)
Malay28,310,000 (43)
Dari & Pashto28,150,000 (44)
Uzbek27,488,000 (45)
Traditional Chinese23,069,345 (50)
Romanian21,498,616 (54)
Sinhala & Tamil20,238,000 (56)
Malagasy19,625,000 (57)
Dutch16,572,200 (61)
Kazakh15,776,492 (62)
Khmer14,805,000 (66)
21 Mayan Languages14,027,000 (68)
Greek11,257,285 (74)
Czech10,476,543 (78)
Haitian Creole10,033,000 (82)
Magyar10,031,208 (83)
Kinyarwanda9,998,000 (84)
36 regional languages, including Aymara and Quechua9,879,000 (85)
Serbian9,850,000 (86)
Belarussian9,691,900 (87)
Swedish9,316,256 (88)
Somali9,133,000 (89)

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