Top 10 Widely Spoken Languages in the World


Top 10 Widely Spoken Languages
in the World

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.

Language
Approx. number of speakers
 1. Chinese (Mandarin)
1,213,000,000
 2. Spanish
329,000,000
 3. English
328,000,000
 4. Arabic
221,000,000
 5. Hindi
182,000,000
 6. Bengali
181,000,000
 7. Portuguese
178,000,000
 8. Russian
144,000,000
 9. Japanese
122,000,000
10. German
90,000,000
Source: Ethnologue, 16th Edition.
Information Please® Database, © 2012 Pearson Education, Inc.

1 comment:

  1. Great to know three of them is spoken in The Subcontinent.

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