Most Spoken Languages in the World

Most Spoken Languages in the World

What are the Most Spoken Languages in the World?

A language is a form of sign used for communication and better understanding and when it comes to ranking the most spoken language, it comes to the following list of language based on the number of people speaking it.

Chinese

The world’s highly populated country being China and is very simple to say that the most spoken language being Chinese itself. Not just people of China speak Chinese; the people of Taiwan and Singapore also speak Chinese. Mandarin meaning Common speech was recorded 3000 years ago in the Shang dynasty. Nearly 14.1% of the world population speaks Chinese and native speakers are 955 million.

Spanish

The native language of the people of Spain and is the second biggest language and fourth most spoken language in the world. Spain is the second largest speaking language in the US. Nearly 5.85% of the world population speaks Spanish and native speakers are 405 million as per statistics in 2010.

English

Most of the people in the world use English as a common language for communication. It is derived from the ancient language German and Dutch and resembles them. Nearly 5.52% of the world population speaks English and native speakers are 360 million as per statistics in 2010.

Hindi or Hindustani

Hindi is the official language of India and spoken commonly in the country of India. It has its derivatives from Sanskrit and Urdu. Urdu is a common language among Muslims and is used in the holy book of Quran. Nearly 4.46% of the world population speaks Hindi and native speakers are 310 million as per statistics in 2010.

Arabic

The official language of the Middle East countries has its origination from the Arabian Peninsula later spread to the Middle East and Africa. This language dates 1400 years back with Allah dictating his words to Muhammad in Arabic. Nearly 4.23% of the world population speaks Arabic and native speakers are 295 million as per statistics in 2010.

Portuguese

The official language of Portugal has its derivatives from Latin and Spanish. Portugal being the second largest city of Europe speaks Portugal in common. Nearly 3.08% of the world population speaks Portuguese and native speakers are 215 million as per statistics in 2010.

Bengali

The official language of West Bengal, a state in India is also widely spoken by the Bengalis. Bengali was initially the official language of Bangladesh and few Western states of India speak Bengali. Nearly 3.05% of the world population speaks Bengali and native speakers are 205 million as per statistics in 2010.

Russian

The official language of Russia and is spoken by four countries namely Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan. Nearly 2.42% of the world population speaks Russian and native speakers are 155 million as per statistics in 2010.
The list is followed by Japanese, Punjabi and German Javanese, etc with nearly 1% of the world population speaking the respective languages.

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