language in the UK

Top languages of the UK

In this section, we will look at the top languages spoken in the UK. The English language is commonly used across the whole United Kingdom. Next to this, there are at least 300 different languages usually spoken in British schools.

The country has 3 indigenous languages:


Despite different English dialects, everyone can understand each other.


This language has a Celtic origin and it is totally different from English


Usually is learned as a second language.

What are the top 3 languages spoken in the UK?

The number of people speaking a different language than English is growing every year. Let’s discover which are the top 3 non-English languages:

  • Polish: since 2004 the number of Polish people in the UK has grown. It is now estimated that 800,000 native Polish speakers are living in the country.
  • Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali, and Gujarati: Together they have over 2 million speakers.
  • Arabic: this language is the fifth most important foreign language in the UK.

Where is English spoken mostly?

English is the most spoken language in the world. According to the UK government, there are at least sixty-seven different countries where English is the main language. These countries include Belize, Malta, and Jamaica.