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Maithili speaking countries

Maithili is no official language in any country, but is spoken as mother tongue in 2 countries by a minor part of the population.

With a share of around 12%, it is most widespread in Nepal. A total of about 19.5 million people worldwide speak Maithili as their mother tongue.

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
IndiaSouth Asiano1.2 %16,231,000
NepalSouth Asiano11.7 %3,286,000