Which language is used more online, Italian or Chinese? According to this survey, Italian is present on 2.2% of websites, vs. ‘Chinese’ on 2.0%.
The overall pattern is so surprisingly old-world that I’m not sure whether to believe it. The top languages, and the percentage of websites they are found on, are:
- English: 52.7%
- Russian: 6.4%
- Japanese: 5.6%
- German: 5.5%
- French: 4.0%
Chinese comes in at 9%, while Hindi (at <0.1%) is less popular online than Serbian or Estonian.