6 Feb 2013

How many spoken languages are there in the world

How many spoken languages are there in the world  ???

The Answer:

There are roughly 6,500 spoken languages in the world today. However, about 2,000 of those languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers.
The most popular language in the world is Mandarin Chinese. There are 1,213,000,000 people in the world that speak that language

Mandarin Chinese tops the list of most popular world languages, with over a billion speakers. English trails in third place, with just over 320 million speakers. This data includes all speakers of the languages, not only native speakers
LanguageApprox. number
of speakers
 1. Chinese (Mandarin)1,213,000,000
 2. Spanish329,000,000
 3. English328,000,000
 4. Arabic221,000,000
 5. Hindi1182,000,000
 6. Bengali181,000,000
 7. Portuguese178,000,000
 8. Russian144,000,000
 9. Japanese122,000,000
10. German90,000,000

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