“Languages Spoken,” Ensign, Mar. 1995, 79
In 1830 the Prophet Joseph Smith organized the Church with himself and five other men as its first members. Those six members spoke English.
But within three decades the gospel was being preached across the oceans to people who spoke a variety of different languages. Today, Church members speak almost 140 different languages!
The following chart lists the top ten tongues spoken as first languages by members of the Church. Other languages rounding out the top twenty include French, German, Hiligaynon,* Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian, Pangasinan,* Bikolano,* Tahitian, and Laotian.