Thomas Chan wrote:
> ... there are 34 million speakers worldwide
> (http://www.sil.org/ethnologue/countries/Chin.html#HAK) -- slightly less
> than Italian's 37 million (http://www.sil.org/ethnologue/top100.html).
Italy has about 60 million people. Do you not count at least most of them as speakers of "Italian", plus some in Switzerland etc.?
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