Belarusian speaking countriesBelarusian is one out of two official languages in Belarus and is spoken in 4 other countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Belarusian language (native name: беларуская мова) has its roots in the Indo-European language family.
As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 23 percent is in Belarus. A total of about 3.0 million people worldwide speak Belarusian as their mother tongue.
|Belarus||Eastern Europe||yes||23.4 %||2,186,000|
|Russia||Eastern Europe||no||0.3 %||430,000|
|Poland||Eastern Europe||no||0.5 %||189,000|
|Ukraine||Eastern Europe||no||0.3 %||131,000|
|Estonia||Northern Europe||no||1.4 %||19,000|
Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Belarusian as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.