Which non-Indo-European language is the most widely spoken in Europe?

Hungarian
Finnish
Basque
Gaelic
Lin­guis­tic con­nec­tions between Hun­gar­i­an and other Uralic lan­guages were noticed in the 1670s, and the family itself was es­tab­lished in 1717. Because of strong an­ti-­Turk­ish sen­ti­men­t, the clas­si­fi­ca­tion of Hun­gar­i­an as a Turkic language con­tin­ued to be a matter of im­pas­sioned po­lit­i­cal con­tro­ver­sy through the 18th and into the 19th cen­turies.

Answers distribution

Hungarian
Finnish
Basque
Gaelic
answers
flagRussia
75%
0%
16%
8%
12
flagUkraine
71%
14%
4%
0%
21
flagGreece
58%
16%
8%
16%
12
flagSweden
57%
15%
15%
10%
19
flagthe United Arab Emirates
57%
14%
7%
21%
14
flagDenmark
54%
0%
18%
27%
11
flagUnknown
52%
14%
17%
15%
425
flagthe Netherlands
47%
20%
20%
11%
44
flagPoland
46%
17%
19%
16%
8981
flagthe United States
43%
16%
19%
19%
189
flagthe United Kingdom
42%
15%
20%
19%
265
flagRepublic of Ireland
40%
16%
27%
13%
37
flagSpain
40%
22%
22%
14%
27
flagSwitzerland
40%
9%
27%
22%
22
flagNorway
39%
14%
32%
14%
28
flagGermany
38%
17%
18%
24%
140
flagItaly
41%
11%
29%
14%
34
flagFrance
26%
15%
42%
11%
26
flagIndia
25%
25%
20%
29%
24
flagCanada
23%
28%
28%
19%
21

Gender

men48%
women39%
Hungarian
48%
39%
Finnish
15%
19%
Basque
18%
24%
Gaelic
17%
15%

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