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Top 10 most popular languages worldwide

Top 10 most popular languages worldwide

Communication is maybe the most important aspect when it comes to inter-human relationship and language is the element that enables and facilitates it. We use language from infancy to death for a multitude of reasons, such as survival, entertainment, knowledge acquirement and so on. Find out which are the most popular languages around the world that are spoken by the majority. 

Top 10 most popular languages worldwide Mandarin approx. over 1 billion

This is the most spoken language because it is based in the most populated country on the planet, exceeding English only by a 2 to 1 ratio. Although difficult to learn, it is not impossible. If over 1 billion people did it, you can do it too. “Hello” in Mandarin “Ni hao”

Top 10 most popular languages worldwide English approx. 508 million

English is considered among the most spoken languages in the world because it is the official language in numerous countries and areas such as New Zeeland, the U.S., Australia, Zimbabwe, the Caribbean, South Africa, Hong Kong and Canada. Not to mention the effects of Internet use, causing the majority of the world’s population to know this language, at least at a beginner’s level. “Hello” in English…well…repeat!

Top 10 most popular languages worldwide Hindustani approx. 497 million

Hindustani is India’s primary language, comprising several dialects, of which Hindi is the commonly spoken. “Hello” in Hindustani is “Namaste”

Top 10 most popular languages worldwide Spanish approx. 392 million

A rapidly spreading and relatively easy learnable language, Spanish is spoken not only in South and Central America, but also in Spain, Cuba and the U.S. “Hello” in Spanish is “Hola”

Top 10 most popular languages worldwide Russian approx. 277 million

One of the six languages in the UN, Russian is not only spoken in the motherland, but also used in Belarus, Kazakhstan and a bit the U.S. “Hello” in Russian is “Zdravstvuite”

Top 10 most popular languages worldwide Arabic approx. 246 million

One of the world’s oldest languages is spoken in many countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt, but because Arabic is also the language of the Koran, there are millions of Muslims in other countries that also speak the language. “Hello” in Arabic is “Al salaam a’alaykum”

Top 10 most popular languages worldwide Bengali approx. 211 million

All the inhabitants in Bangladesh (over 120 million people) speak Bengali and due to the fact that Bangladesh is virtually surrounded by India which has a rapidly growing population, the number of Bengali speakers increases annually. “Hello” in Bengali is “Ei Je”

Top 10 most popular languages worldwide Portuguese approx. 191 million

Given that Portugal won its independence from Spain in the 12th century, and soon after had several explorers like Vasco da Gama and Prince Henry the Navigator to expand their culture, the Portuguese language spread all over the world, especially in Brazil, Macau, Angola, Venezuela and Mozambique. “Hello” in Portuguese is “Bom dia”

Top 10 most popular languages worldwide Malay Indonesian approx. 159 million

Spoken in Malaysia and Indonesia, Indonesian being the most popular dialects of Malay. “Hello” in Indonesian is “Selamat pagi”

Top 10 most popular languages worldwide French approx. 129 million

French or also known as the language of romance, is spoken in various countried including Belgium, Canada, Rwanda, Cameroon and Haiti. “Hello” in French is “Bonjour”

 

 

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