Most Wanted Languages of 2018

I have done some research on Duolingo discussions, and I have decided to put together a list of the most wanted Duolingo languages for 2018. Each language is for English speakers.

  1. Finnish

  2. Croatian

  3. Latin

  4. Icelandic

  5. Serbian

  6. Tagalog/Filipino

  7. Catalan and Guarani for English

  8. Persian/Farsi

9.Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian

  1. Bulgarian

  2. Zulu and Urdu

  3. Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek, and Turkmen

  4. Albanian, Montenegrin, Macedonian, and other Baltic languages

  5. Georgian, Armenian, and Azerbaijani

  6. Western European regional languages, like Basque and Corsican.

If you have any more that I missed, feel free to add on. As a side note, over Christmas I may ask my unemployed Filipino aunt if she wants to get a job at Duolingo helping with a Tagalog course for English, and the English for Tagalog course.

December 19, 2017


Old English and Maltese!

December 19, 2017

Heck yeah ├ćnglisc!

December 19, 2017

I would really like to learn Latin, it sounds like fun.

December 19, 2017


December 19, 2017

I have done some research on Duolingo discussions

Me too... most discussions are nonsense and based on anything but facts, and unless you can show some numbers/sources (which would be interesting), I'm counting yours among them =) As a side note, Merry Christmas, and let us know if your aunt is going to work for Duolingo..

December 19, 2017

Probably not. She's pretty dependent on my overworking grandpa.

December 19, 2017

I would love to see a Serbian Course for Duolingo. Well I mean : Serbian for English Serbian for French Serbian for German. That will really be cool

December 19, 2017


December 19, 2017


December 19, 2017

Tibetan would make a nice addition to DL's growing collection of East Asian language courses. And whilst we're in a Himalayan frame of mind, how about Dzongkha, Sikkimese, Ladahki, Newari, Balti, Lepcha, Limbu and Nepali.

Tagalog-from-English is unlikely to be started until the reverse course is completed and out of beta.

December 19, 2017

And then, we'll have Thai, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, and Punjabi.

December 19, 2017

I would like Frisian.

December 19, 2017

Albanian, Montenegrin, Macedonian, and other Baltic languages


December 19, 2017

I think he meant Balkan. Me being part Finn, I'm triggered

December 19, 2017

Croatian has more requests than Latin? What are the figures--which forums did you search?

December 19, 2017

Some recent ones, and some older ones. About 20-25 in total. While searching, I came across multiple posts just asking for Croatian. That's how the vote won.

December 22, 2017

How does Croatian* rank when you add the requests for Serbo-Croatian, BCS, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, and Montenegrin together? It's all the same language, no matter what any politician tells you... there's more difference between the big three Croatian regional "dialects" than between the standard forms of the four ostensible "languages" in the Serbo-Croatian family.

*If Duo teaches a Serbo-Croatian language, it should almost certainly be Croatian (Stokavian dialect) both in terms of popularity and tourism usefulness as well as the ease of using it as a (universally understood) base dialect from which to pivot into any of the others. Going from Iekavian to Ekavian vocabulary is a lot easier than going the other way around, since the proto-Slavonic yat is so much easier to spot and change on the fly.

January 4, 2019

Also, for what it's worth, you could probably add the Macedonian votes to Bulgarian. Albanian sits entirely on its own, though.

January 4, 2019

Circassian, both Kabardian and Adyghe! I'd also like to see Ossetian, Kashubian, Chuvash, and Uyghur!

December 19, 2017

I've only heard of Circassian thanks to a recent discussion. I'm assuming the other languages are similar to that?

December 19, 2017

Yeesss i need it

December 29, 2018

Mongolian, Navajo, and ancient Greek would do nicely..

December 19, 2017

I was thinking about Mongolian and Tamil, but when searching through discussions I barely found any. I think I may have skipped all the ones about Navajo by accident.

December 19, 2017

I would love to see Pashto at some point.

December 19, 2017

I'm surprised Latin is so high on the list. I mean I took a couple of semesters of it but I'm a huge nerd lol.

December 20, 2017

Well, in Germany it isthe third most taught foreign language.

December 20, 2017

it used to be required in a lot of places in the English speaking world in upper class schools but now it is much less common.

December 20, 2017

scottish gaelic

November 28, 2018

Catalan. Catalan. Catalan. I'll do Catalan from Spanish once I know Spanish.

December 19, 2017

Just out of curiosity, why are you interested in learning Catalan without knowing Spanish?

December 20, 2017

Yeah, it's kind of like learning Hawaiian or Irish without knowing English, Occitan without knowing French, or Wu without knowing Mandarin.

January 3, 2019

Occitan > French. Catalan > Spanish. Irish ~ English though.
Free Occitania! Free Catalonia!

May 14, 2019

Good to see Finnish on the top, hopefully it will be added as it is the language I want to learn most. I am fluent in Welsh and English, and am doing French A Level in school. I am annoyed with Welsh as it's all South Wales Welsh, not what I speak. Most of it is the same, but there are still a lot of differences.
Would like to learn Old Norse

October 8, 2018

Tagalog. Definitely. I have two friends who are both Filipino, and I would love to be able speak to them in Tagalog

October 29, 2018

I go to lots of Filipino events as my brother and I used to be in a dance troupe, and sometimes my grandparents will speak in Tagalog and it would be nice to understand them

January 2, 2019

Having a few Central Asian languages would be nice. Tagalog and Urdu are also pretty viable.

January 16, 2019
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