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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 19.7 million people worldwide speak Maithili as their mother tongue.

Country Region Official language Distribution Total
IndiaSouth Asiano1.2 %16,397,000
NepalSouth Asiano11.7 %3,347,000