The official language in all European countries Most of the 44 countries in continental Europe have their national language, except a few countries.
The common thing between European languages is that they belong to one family, the Indo-European languages, and although the matter does not include all languages, it applies to most of them.
Below we take a quick look at the official languages of all countries in continental Europe.
The most common language in Europe
The most spoken language in Europe as a first language is Russian, which has about 150 million speakers.
Russian speakers live in more than one country and not only in Russia, but mainly in other Eastern European countries, and it is official in four countries around the world:
Russian is also used in many countries among Russian minorities, especially in the former Soviet Union countries such as Ukraine Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Tajikistan, and Moldova.
The rest of the most common languages in Europe
German ranks second among the most spoken languages in Europe with 95 million speakers, followed by French with 80 million speakers, Turkish with 78 million speakers (if we consider Turkey a European country), and then Italian with 60 million speakers.
English ranks sixth with nearly 60 million speakers, and this includes only native speakers and not those who are fluent in speaking it as a secondary language.
English is used in all countries of the continent, however, it is not the official language in any country (including the United Kingdom), except the Republic of Ireland.
The official language in all European countries
|#||Countries||The official and national language|
|3||Austria||German (Austrian German)|
|7||Republic of Ireland||Irish, English|
|10||Norway||Sami languages, Norwegian|
|12||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian|
|19||North Macedonia||Macedonian, Albanian|
|21||the black Mountain||Montenegro|
|26||Luxembourg||Luxembourgish, German, French|
|28||Switzerland||German, Italian, French, Romansh (national language)|
|32||Belgium||Dutch, French, German|