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This chart lists the thirty American Indian languages of South America which have the most native speakers. Note that this is only a chart of Native American languages, not ALL languages spoken in this continent. Among all languages, the top two languages spoken in South America are Portuguese and Spanish (with around 190 million speakers apiece.) Other non-indigenous languages with more than a million speakers in South America include English and Italian (with around 2 million speakers apiece.)
|Language name||Country/region spoken||Approximate number of speakers|
|1. Quechua||Andean region of South America||8 million|
|2. Guarani||Paraguay and surrounding area||5 million|
|3. Aymara||Peru and Bolivia||2.5 million|
|5. Guajiro||Venezuela and Colombia||200,000|
|8. Ashaninka||Peru and Brazil||50,000|
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