Top 10 Most Spoken Languages in the World

Looking for Most Spoken Languages in the World ! Many believe that the development of something to communicate with other humans is truly the most significant development in the history of mankind. Therefore hundreds of spoken languages that currently exist in the world and are spoken in different regions. Some of them are widely understood and spoken even in almost every part of the modern world, including English, Spanish, Urdu/Hindi, mainly because the people speaking these languages are everywhere on this planet. Below list tells us about top 10 most spoken languages in the world.

10

French and Japanese

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We placed French and Japanese languages at the same 10th position in our top 10 most spoken languages in the world because they almost have same number of speakers on Earth. French is spoken by around 130 million people while Japanese by around 131 million. French language is not only spoken in France but also in Rwanda, Canada, Belgium, Haiti and Cameron, while Japanese language is spoken only in Japan.

9

Malay-Indonesian

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Most of you would know probably Malay is only spoken in Indonesian as their official language, but the fact is that it is widely recognized and spoken even in Malaysia as well. It’s said that Malay language has several dialects and Indonesian is the most popular among all. The base of all these dialects of this language is described as having same root language, that’s why it becomes ninth language which is spoken by majority of people in the world.

8

Portuguese

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Portuguese language is at No. 8 in this list which is recognized as Italo-Western branch’s member in the historically famous Romance language family. Portuguese language is widely recognized as the descendant of Latin same like other members of the Romance languages. There are two countries i.e. Brazil and Portugal on world map that have Portuguese as their official language. Additionally, it is also the official language in Cape Verde, Angola, Guinea-Bissau and East Timor.

7

Bengali

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Bangladesh is also among those countries where population growth ratio is relatively higher. Therefore their official language Bengali is going to get its place among most spoken languages and is currently at No. 7 in our top 10 most spoken languages in the world. Majority of Bengali speakers live their mother land, but they are also found in Pakistan and many states of Indian including Assam, Tripura and West Bengal.

6

Russian

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Russian language is at No. 6 which has over 200 million speakers in the world. Russian language is not only spoken in Russia but also is widely speaking in other part of former U.S.S.R region, including Kazakhstan, Belarus, Ukraine and some parts of United States. Cyrillic alphabets are used to write this sixth top-rated language. [smartads]

5

Arabic

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Arabic language is generally categorized under the language family named Semitic language family. Other languages included in this family are Hebrew Neo-Aramaic languages (Neo-Chaldean or Syriac). This 5th largest spoken language in the world is mainly spoken in Middle Eastern countries but also is recognized and spoken in some North African countries including Egypt.

4

Hindi-Urdu

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Hindi or Urdu (as a combination) are the fourth top-rated spoken languages in the world because the number of speakers of these Asian languages are also seen in large communities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England and even in United States. Urdu is Pakistan’s official language whilst India has Hindi as its official language. You may find thousands of people speaking Hindi or Urdu in Britain, USA and Australia, South Africa etc.

3

Spanish

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Spanish language successfully managed getting third place in our top 10 most spoken languages in the world list only because it’s widely spoken in around two dozen countries of the world. This language is closely related to another widely spoken language in our list i.e. Portuguese. There are currently 20 countries that have Spanish as their official language including every Latin American country except Brazil where the official language is Belize.

2

English

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English is the second most spoken language on this planet with the most number of speakers in this list. There are a number of countries where this is an official language. English speaking countries are South Africa, Hong Kong, the Caribbean, Canada, Australia, Zimbabwe, England, United States, New Zealand and England. Though a long detail could be written about English but you definitely would know a lot of it already.

1

Mandarin Most Spoken Languages in the World

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Mostly people consider or name it the Chinese language but in fact it is one among all known languages in China. It got popularity as the most spoken language in the world only because over 80 percent population of this Asian country (which is also largest country in the world in terms of population) speaks Mandarin. It is not only the official language in China but is also named as the official language in Taiwan. Mandarin is spoken by more than 1 billion people on Earth. For more info about Spoken Languages please visit here.

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6 comments

    • KY

      English is spoken by about 1.2 billion in total with USA- 300m, UK- 70m being the highest. mandarin however is spoken by 2billion including chins, Taiwan, parts of Korea and japan, Malaysia, Singapore and even Vietnam….

  1. Victor

    The oficial language in Brazil is Portugues not Belize. Belize is the name of a country where the oficial language is English. (See number 3: Spanish)

  2. char balderas

    Spanish as their official language including every Latin American country except Brazil where the official language is —-Belize.—–

    SERIOUSLY? It’s portuguese, you moron!

    And bitch, please… Spanish is second.

  3. AJD

    Hindi is NOT the national language of India. It is just the most spoken one. India has NO national language but recognises 15/16 languages as the official ones, including Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Sanskrit, etc.

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