World of Languages

Do you know the list of popular languages used in the world? Do you know how many people are using the languages?

Check out the figures below.

  1. Chinese Mandarin 1 billion +
  2. English 512 million
  3. Hindi 501 million
  4. Spanish 399 million
  5. Russian 285 million
  6. Arabic 265 million
  7. Bengali 245 million
  8. Portuguese 196 million
  9. Malay-Indonesian 140 million
  10. Japanese 125 million
  11. German 100 million
  12. Korean 78 million
  13. French 77 million
  14. Chinese, Wu 77 million
  15. Javanese 75 million
  16. Chinese. Yue 71 million




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4 Responses to "World of Languages"

ducky said... August 5, 2008 at 12:58 PM

I always find that Chinese Mandarin as the most talk language most distorting, as the chinese population alone is abt, what, 2 billion ? That makes 1/2 of the population speaks mandarin. A better coverage of this would be how many countries speaks a particular language, and I would think russian, french or spanish might win hands down.

ME said... August 5, 2008 at 1:49 PM

Ducky: Hi there, yeah I do agree with what you've said there. Basically I think the amount that was derived are mostly taken by people with native tongues, perhaps not truly official language used by them. However, for the languages you've mentioned...i've done some research through the web and came up with some compiled list. So, do check out this (http://milliondollar-pages.
blogspot.com/2008/08/
particular-language-
used-by-many.html)
Let me know if you think I am missing any in the list, or compiled wrongly.

Cheers!

oOFooi said... August 5, 2008 at 2:37 PM

It make sense at all. Chinese should be the dominant language uses by today due to the population.

Agreed! Agreed! Agreed!

ME, Myself and My Site said... August 5, 2008 at 10:08 PM

oOFooi: yeah i agree, Chinese mandarin is slowly becoming a dominant language .... in fact one of my friend say this so confidentially to me before, next time all of us will need to learn mandarin for sure just like english!

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