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The following is a list of languages used in the North Vision Song Contest since its inception in 2013, including songs as performed in the semi-finals and the finals and since the eighth edition, in the pre-qualification rounds.

There is no restriction regarding the language which a song is sung. Any language is allowed for any country. A lot of different languages have been heard throughout the history of the contest. However, most of the songs were performed in English. Also, the winning songs of the contest are mostly in English with only two songs being performed in other language: "Hafdal Ahlam", the winner of the 5th edition for Lebanon and "Zerkala", the winner of the 10th edition for Ukraine.

List of languages

By first appearance

The table below lists all the languages that appeared in the contest in order of their first appearance. Twenty-two of the languages appeared during the first edition already.

Order Language First
app.
Country First performer First song
1 Russian #01 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Dmitry Koldun "Nastroysa Na Menya"
2 English #01 Flag of Norway.png Norway Tone Damli "Smash"
3 Italian #01 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino Sonohra "Seguimi O Uccidimi"
4 French #01 Flag of France.png France Leslie & Ivyrise "Je te donne"
5 Bosnian #01 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg B&H Anabella "Igra Istine"
6 Croatian #01 Flag of Croatia.png Croatia Dino Dvornik "Milina"
7 Greek #01 Flag of Greece.png Greece Eleni Xatzidou "Xeirotera"
8 Arabic #01 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco Hakim "Alahabibi"
9 Polish #01 Flag of Poland.png Poland Gosia Andrzejewicz "Film"
10 Catalan #01 Flag of Spain.png Spain Xiu Xiu Plàstic "Supernova"
11 Dutch #01 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands Beppie Kraft "Laat de zon in dien hart"
12 Romanian #01 Flag of Romania.png Romania Andreea Balan "Ma Doare Fara Tine"
13 Serbian #01 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia Nemanja Nikolic "Ko Čeka Taj Dočeka"
14 Estonian #01 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Ott Lepland "Süte peal sulanud jää"
15 Albanian #01 Flag of Albania.png Albania Kejsi Tola "Qiellin Do Ta Prek Me Ty"
16 Montenegrin #01 Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro Savo Perović "Iznenađenje"
17 Turkish #01 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey Demet Akalın "Rota"
18 Finnish #01 Flag of Finland.png Finland Haloo Helsinki! "Vapaus käteen jää"
19 German #01 Flag of Germany.png Germany Staubkind "Kannst du mich seh'n"
20 Portuguese #01 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Diego Faria "Elas Ficam Loucas"
21 Spanish #01 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra El Sueño De Morfeo "Depende De Ti"
22 Swedish #01 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Timoteij "Puls"
23 Hebrew #02 Flag of Israel.png Israel Meital De Razon & Asi Tal "Toda La Noche"
24 Macedonian #02 Flag of North Macedonia.png North Macedonia Elvir Mekic "Armija"
25 Icelandic #02 Iceland Iceland Magni Asgeirsson "Ekki Lita Undan"
26 Danish #02 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Medina "Kl. 10"
27 Hungarian #02 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Lola "Más lettél"
28 Slovak #03 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Kristina "Viem Lebo Viem"
29 Lithuanian #03 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Eglė Jakštytė "Skrendi"
30 Armenian #03 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia Hasmik & DerHova "Anhnare"
31 Bulgarian #04 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Vessy Boneva "Svurzani"
32 Latvian #04 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Rassell feat. Samanta Tīna "Esi man klāt"
33 Slovenian #04 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Sanja Grohar "Ko Sneži"
34 Azerbaijani #04 Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan Nikki Jamal "Həyacanın Yaşı Yoxdur"
35 Czech #04 Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Ewa Farna "Maska (I Need A Hero)"
36 Pashto #05 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Dilnaz "Dil Mebarad Dil
37 Ukrainian #05 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Ener.G "Mizh plyusami i minusami"
38 Norwegian #06 Flag of Norway.png Norway Cir.Cuz feat. Julie Bergan "Supernova"
39 Georgian #07 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia Sopho Khalvashi "On Adjarian Motives"
40 Kazakh #07 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan KeshYOU "Kazak kyzdary"
41 Yoruba #08 Algeria Algeria Tiwa Savage "Olorun mi"
42 Elvish #08 Flag of Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein Oonagh "Orome"
43 Lingala #11 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Getty Domein "Dance With The Devil"
44 Persian #12 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Mahan Moin "Azizami"
45 Swiss German #12 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Bligg "Manhattan"
46 Faroese #14 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands Byrta "Grát Ei Eftir Mánanum"
47 Belarusian #15 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Milki "Accent"
48 Shona #17 Flag of Monaco.png Monaco Luyanna feat. Mampi "Walilowelela"
49 Old Irish #17 Flag of Ireland.png Ireland Celtic Woman feat. Oonagh "Tír na nÓg"
50 Tatar #20 Flag of Russia.png Russia Bolgar Kyzlary "Gashyyk bulma"
51 Neapolitan #20 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino Gianluca Capozzi feat. Emiliana Cantone "Luntano se more"
52 Cantonese #20 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong G.E.M. "Away"
53 Mandarin #22 Flag of Finland.png Finland Saara Aalto "You Had My Heart"
TBA Maltese #31 Flag of Malta.png Malta DanjeliAnnabelle Galea "Konkrit"

By total of appearances

The table below lists all the forty-seven languages that have appeared at least once in the contest. The English language is the language that appears the most with a total of 421 appearances, with a large margin ahead the second most used language, Russian which has a total of 50 appearances.

Apps. Language
421 English
50 Russian
49 French
30 Arabic
25 Italian
Turkish
24 Greek
23 Serbian
19 Spanish
18 German
Romanian
17 Croatian
14 Bosnian
13 Finnish
Polish
11 Albanian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
10 Armenian
Bulgarian
Estonian
9 Azeri
Portuguese
8 Montenegrin
Slovak
7 Hungarian
6 Czech
Kazakh
Slovenian
5 Danish
Georgian
4 Dutch
Hebrew
Icelandic
3 Latvian
2 Catalan
Norwegian
Swedish
Swiss German
1 Belarusian
Elvish
Faroese
Lingala
Old Irish
Persian
Shona
Tajik
Ukrainian
Yoruba

By country

The table below lists the languages used by each country. Italic indicates that the entry of the edition consisted of more than one language.

Country Language(s) Apps. Edition(s)
Flag of Albania.png Albania Albanian 15 #01, #02, #03, #06, #07, #09, #11, #12, #13, #14, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22
English 8 #03, #05, #08, #16, #18, #23, #24, #25
Algeria Algeria Arabic 7 #09, #11, #14, #16, #17, #22
English 5 #08, #09, #13, #18, #20
French 6 #09, #10, #15, #19, #21, #23
Yoruba 1 #08
Flag of Andorra.png Andorra Catalan 1 #17
English 14 #02, #03, #07, #09, #10, #12, #13, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #24, #25
French 1 #02
Spanish 11 #01, #04, #05, #06, #08, #11, #14, #15, #16, #23, #24
Flag of Armenia.png Armenia Armenian 13 #03, #05, #08, #10, #12, #13, #15, #16, #17, #18, #20, #23, #24
English 7 #02, #07, #11, #14, #19, #22, #23
No lyrics 1 #21
Austria Austria English 18 #01, #02, #05, #06, #07, #09, #10, #11, #12, #13, #17, #18, #19, #20, #23, #24, #25#26
German 6 #03, #04, #08, #14, #22#24
French 2 #16, #21
Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan Azeri 12 #04, #06, #07, #08, #10, #11, #16, #17, #18, #20, #22, #23
English 5 #03, #05, #12, #13, #19
Russian 1 #14
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Belarusian 2 #15, #24
English 8 #02, #03, #06, #07, #10, #12, #15, #16
Russian 16 #01, #04, #05, #08, #09, #11, #13, #14, #15, #17, #18, #20, #21, #22, #23, #25
Flag of Belgium.png Belgium English 20 #02, #03, #04, #05, #06, #07, #08, #10, #12, #13, #14, #15, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23, #25
French 2 #01, #12
Lingala 1 #25
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg B&H Bosnian 16 #01, #02, #03, #04, #06, #08, #09, #10, #12, #13, #15, #16, #17, #19, #23, #24
English 7 #07, #11, #14, #18, #20, #21, #25
Serbian 1 #22
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Bulgarian 14 #04, #05, #06, #09, #10, #11, #12, #15, #16, #17, #19, #21, #22, #25
English 5 #02, #07, #08, #13, #20
Flag of Croatia.png Croatia Croatian 20 #01, #02, #03, #04, #05, #06, #07, #08, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #17, #18, #20, #22, #24, #25
English 2 #12, #16
French 1 #12
Russian 1 #12
Serbian 1 #21
Spanish 1 #24
Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus English 9 #01, #03, #05, #10, #16, #20, #21, #22, #24
French 1 #14
Greek 11 #02, #04, #06, #07, #09, #11, #12, #13, #14, #17, #18, #19
No lyrics 1 #23
Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Czech 9 #04, #07, #11, #13, #14, #18, #21, #22, #23
English 12 #01, #02, #03, #05, #08, #09, #10, #16, #19, #20, #24, #25
Slovak 1 #15
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Danish 6 #02, #05, #09, #13, #21, #24
English 19 #01, #03, #04, #06, #07, #08, #10, #11, #12, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #22, #23, #25
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia English 9 #02, #06, #10, #11, #15, #18, #20, #23, #25
Estonian 13 #01, #03, #04, #05, #07, #09, #13, #14, #16, #17, #19, #21, #22
Finnish 1 #08
Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands Danish 1 #11
English 10 #10, #13, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #23, #24, #25
Faroese 4 #14, #20, #21, #22
Flag of Finland.png Finland English 9 #02, #03, #06, #10, #12, #15, #20, #22, #25
Finnish 15 #01, #04, #05, #07, #08, #09, #11, #13, #14, #16, #17, #18, #19, #23, #24
Mandarin 1 #22
Flag of France.png France English 5 #08, #15, #19, #22, #23
French 21 #01, #02, #03, #04, #05, #06, #07, #08, #09, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #16, #17, #20, #21, #23, #24, #25
Flag of North Macedonia.png North Macedonia Albanian 2 #22, #23
Arabic 1 #22
English 3 #06, #12, #18
Macedonian 14 #02, #03, #04, #05, #07, #11, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #20, #21, #24
Serbian 1 #01
Flag of Georgia.png Georgia English 12 #03, #04, #05, #06, #15, #17, #19, #20, #21, #23, #24, #25
Georgian 5 #07, #10, #12, #14, #16
Russian 5 #01, #08, #11, #13, #18
Flag of Germany.png Germany English 11 #04, #06, #09, #10, #12, #15, #17, #18, #19, #20, #24
German 14 #01, #02, #03, #05, #07, #08, #11, #13, #14, #16, #21, #22, #23, #25
Flag of Greece.png Greece English 10 #05, #06, #09, #10, #12, #14, #15, #19, #21, #24
Greek 15 #01, #02, #03, #04, #06, #07, #08, #11, #12, #13, #17, #18, #20, #22, #23
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Cantonese 2 #20, #21
English 2 #20, #21
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary English 13 #01, #06, #07, #08, #09, #11, #15, #17, #18, #20, #23, #24, #25
Hungarian 10 #02, #03, #04, #10, #12, #13, #14, #19, #21, #22
Iceland Iceland English 16 #01, #03, #04, #06, #09, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #18, #19, #20, #23, #24, #25
Icelandic 4 #02, #07, #08, #17
Flag of Ireland.png Ireland English 21 #01, #02, #03, #04, #05, #06, #07, #08, #09, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #20, #22, #25
Old Irish 1 #17
Flag of Israel.png Israel Arabic 1 #18
English 17 #02, #04, #05, #06, #07, #08, #09, #10, #11, #12, #15, #16, #20, #21, #22, #24, #25
French 1 #03
Hebrew 6 #02, 11, #13, #14, #19, #23
Spanish 2 #02, #05
Flag of Italy.png Italy English 8 #03, #04, #05, #06, #12, #18, #20, #24
French 1 #24
Italian 17 #01, #06, #07, #08, #09, #10, #11, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #19, #21, #22, #24, #25
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan English 7 #09, #10, #12, #13, #14, #19, #23
Kazakh 10 #07, #11, #15, #16, #17, #18, #20, #22, #24, #25
Russian 2 #08, #19
Tajik 1 #05
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia English 19 #01, #02, #03, #06, #07, #08, #09, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #18 #19, #20, #21, #22, #24, #25,
Latvian 3 #04, #05, #17
Russian 1 #15
Flag of Lebanon.png Lebanon Arabic 13 #05, #06, #09, #10, #11, #13, #14, #15, #16, #19, #20, #21, #24
English 5 #08, #11, #12, #17, #20, #25
French 3 #07, #11, #18
Spanish 1 #22
Flag of Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein Elvish 1 #08
English 18 #03, #04, #06, #07, #09, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #24
German 2 #05, #08
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania English 9 #01, #02, #07, #14, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22
French 1 #25
Lithuanian 13 #03, #04, #05, #06, #08, #09, #10, #11, #12, #16, #17, #23, #24
Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Dutch 1 #03
English 19 #02, #04, #05, #06, #08, #09, #10, #11, #12, #13, #15, #16, #18, #19, #20, #21, #23, #24, #25
French 1 #01, #14
German 1 #14
Flag of Malta.png Malta English 22 #02, #03, #04, #06, #07, #08, #09, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #23, #24, #25
Flag of Moldova.png Moldova English 11 #02, #04, #07, #08, #09, #10, #11, #12, #22, #23, #25
Italian 1 #13
Romanian 10 #03, #06, #11, #15, #16, #17, #19, #20, #21, #24
Russian 3 #05, #17, #18
Flag of Monaco.png Monaco English 4 #07, #10, #12, #24
French 12 #01, #04, #05, #06, #08, #09, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #23, #25
Shona 1 #17
Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro Bosnian 1 #14
Croatian 1 #13
English 2 #06, #23
Montenegrin 10 #01, #02, #03, #04, #05, #08, #10, #16, #18, #20
Serbian 6 #07, #11, #15, #19, #22, #24, #25
Flag of Morocco.png Morocco Arabic 13 #01, #03, #04, #06, #08, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #17, #22, #25
English 9 #02, #05, #07, #16, #18, #22, #23, #24, #25
French 2 #20, #21
Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands Dutch 3 #01, #03, #17
Finnish 1 #23
English 14 #02, #04, #05, #06, #07, #08, #09, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #19, #20, #21, #22, #24, #25
Flag of Norway.png Norway English 22 #01, #02, #03, #04, #05, #07, #08, #09, #10, #11, #12, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #20, #21, #22, #23, #24, #25
Norwegian 3 #06, #13, #19
Flag of Poland.png Poland English 8 #02, #03, #07, #08, #11, #19, #22, #25
Polish 17 #01, #04, #05, #06, #09, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #16, #17, #18, #20, #21, #23, #24
Flag of Portugal.png Portugal English 11 #02, #03, #06, #07, #08, #11, #17, #18, #21, #24, #25
French 1 #08
Portuguese 11 #01, #04, #05, #07, #09, #10, #14, #15, #16, #20, #23
Spanish 1 #12
Flag of Romania.png Romania English 8 #03, #04, #06, #09, #10, #20, #22, #24
Romanian 15 #01, #02, #05, #07, #08, #11, #12, #13, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #23, #25
Flag of Russia.png Russia English 6 #03, #04, #06, #07, #18, #22
French 1 #18
German 1 #18
Russian 19 #01, #02, #05, #08, #09, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #21, #23, #24, #25
Tatar 2 #20, #22
Flag of San Marino.png San Marino English 8 #02, #03, #04, #08, #10, #22, #24, #25
Italian 13 #01, #05, #06, #07, #11, #13, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #23
Neapolitan 1 #20
Flag of Serbia.png Serbia English 2 #19, #25
Serbian 22 #01, #02, #03, #04, #05, #06, #07, #08, #09, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #21, #22, #23, #24
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia English 11 #02, #06, #08, #10, #11, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #21
Slovak 11 #03, #04, #05, #07, #09, #12, #18, #19, #20, #22, #23
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia English 11 #02, #03, #09, #10, #12, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #25
Slovenian 8 #04, #05, #06, #07, #13, #15, #23, #24
Flag of Spain.png Spain Catalan 1 #01
English 10 #02, #05, #07, #09, #13, #16, #20, #21, #22, #24
Spanish 12 #03, #04, #06, #08, #12, #17, #18, #19, #20, #23, #24, #25
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden English 22 #02, #03, #05, #06, #08, #09, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23, #24, #25
French 1 #07
Greek 1 #09
Lingala 1 #11
Persian 1 #12
Swedish 2 #01, #04
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland English 17 #01, #02, #03, #04, #05, #06, #07, #08, #09, #10, #13, #14, #16, #18, #19, #20, #21
German 1 #23
French 3 #11, #17, #25
Italian 2 #15, #17
Swiss German 3 #12, #17, #22
Flag of Turkey.png Turkey English 3 #04, #07, #08
Turkish 30 #01, #02, #03, #05, #09, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23, #24, #25, #26, #28, #29, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34, #35
Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia Arabic 4 #10, #12, #13, #15
English 3 #11, #14, #16
French 1 #09
Italian 1 #08
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine English 6 #01, #03, #07, #12, #21, #22, #23
Russian 15 #02, #04, #06, #08, #09, #10, #11, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #20
Ukrainian 4 #05, #19, #24, #25
Flag of United Kingdom.png United Kingdom English 24 #01, #02, #03, #04, #05, #06, #07, #08, #09, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23, #24

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