Maithili speaking countriesMaithili 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 20.0 m people worldwide speak Maithili as their mother tongue.
|India||South Asia||no||1.2 %||16,560,000|
|Nepal||South Asia||no||11.7 %||3,409,000|
Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Maithili 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 maybe not listed here.